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NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK. Old-Time, Breakdown. A Major/Mixolydian. AEae (or GDgd) tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Mark Wilson remarks that the contours of the tune are similar to "Shortenin' Bread."

Source for notated version: Fred Stoneking (b. 1933, Missouri), learned from his father Lee (1907-1989) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 140.

Recorded sources: Rounder CD 0381, Fred Stoneking - "Saddle Old Spike" (1996).

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