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X:1 T:Needle Case Z:Paul Gitlitz M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:220 K:D (3efg|"D"aAgA fedf|"G"Bg2B g2(3efg|"D"aAgA fedA|"A" BABd A2(3efg |! "D"aAgA fedf|"G"Bg2B g2A2- |"A"ABcd edcA|BABc "D"d2:|! FE|:"D"D2d2 dBA2|"G"B3=c B4 |"D"A2AB AFDF|"A"E3F E2FE|! "D"DFAB dBA2|"G"B3=c B2A2- |"A"ABcd edcA|BABc "D"d2:|]

NEEDLECASE. AKA - "Needle Case," "Needle in the Case." American, Reel. USA, southwest Alabama. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. One of the tunes described as a "popular old-time tune" that the Clarke County Democrat of May 9, 1929, predicted would be "rendered in a most approved fashion" at an upcoming contest in Grove Hill, Alabama. Tennessee musician Sam McGee popularized the tune with his finger-picked banjo recording, while Vermont fiddler Pete Sutherland adapted it as a fiddle tune.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Scott Marckx/Jeannie Murphy [Silberberg]; Greg Canote [Songer].

Printed sources : - Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 105. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 143.

Recorded sources : - Folkways Records FA 2379, "The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith" (1964). Rounder 0132, Bob Carlin - "Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo" (1980). Smithsonian Folkways, SFW CD 40107, Mike Seeger - "Southern Banjo Sounds."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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