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NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. Bluegrass, Old-Time; Breakdown. USA, Mo. A Major & C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BC. Someone had to use this title, the wonder is, only one did. In an e-mail posting, the composition was claimed by Fletcher Bright who said the he composed the tune with banjo player Ansley Moses about 1951. It was in key of G modulating to Bb. They registered it with BMI and received all of $50 when Larry McNeely played it over the Glenn Campbell show. "We received some royalties from BMI each year until the postage exceeded the royalty." In the repertiore of Lymon Enloe (b. 1906, Cole County, Mo.); a "bluegrassed" tune.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 105.
Recorded sources: County CD 2707, Lyman Enloe - "Fiddle Tunes I Recall." Ridge Runner LP 0018, Bob Black with Norman Blake - "Ladies on the Steamboat."
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources