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X:1 T: New Broom (1) N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy from the playing of fiddler Byron N:Berline (b. 1944, originally from Kansas) M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel D:Rounder 0100, Byron Berline - "Dad's Favorites" B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 27, No. 4, Winter 1993 (p. 14) Z:abc's AK/Fidddler's Companion K:G B/c/|:"G"d/B/e/B/ d/B/A/G/|"C"E/A/D/C/ B,/G,/A,/B,/|"G"G,/B,/D/B/ d/B/A/G/|"D7"F/G/A/B/ AB/c/| "G"d/B/e/B/ d/B/A/G/|"C"E/G/A/B/ c/e/d/c/|"G"B/c/d/B/ "D7"A/G/E/F/|1 "G"G/B/A/F/ GB/c/:|2 "G"G/B/A/F/ GB/c/|| |:"G"g/f/g/a/ b/g/a/b/|"C"a/g/e/a/ g/e/d/c/|"G"B/d/g/a/ b/g/a/g/|"D7"f/g/a/b/ a/g/e/f/| "G"g/f/a/g/ b/g/a/b/|"C"a/g/e/d/ "G"B/c/d/B/|"C"c/e/d/c/ "G"B/c/d/B/|1 "D7"A/G/E/F/ "G"GB/d/:|2 "D7"A/G/E/F/ "G"G||

NEW BROOM [1]. AKA and see "Democrats a-Rising." American, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AA'BB' (Devil's Box, Phillips). Charles Wolfe (1991) thinks the title might be associated with an old African-American banjo song, perhaps of minstrel origins, called "Sweep dat Kittle Wid a Bran' New Broom." Kentucky fiddler Jim Bowles (1903 -1993) called the tune "Democrats a-Rising," associating the title "New Broom" with the political analogy of a new administration 'sweeping' out the old. It was recorded for OKeh Records on June 11, 1930, in San Antonio, Texas, along with two other sides, by the Texas group The Fox Chasers.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Dick Barrett (Texas) [Phillips]; Carthy Sisco [Silberberg]; Gary Lee Moore (Oklahoma/Seattle) [Silberberg]; Byron Berline (Frank Maloy/Devil's Box).

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (Devil's Box, vol. 27, No. 4, Winter 1993; p. 14). Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 164. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; pp. 105 & 106.

Recorded sources : - Dart Records No. 1, Dick Barrett ‎– "Album Number 1/Fiddling with Dick Barrett" (1971). Okeh 45477 (78 RPM), The Fox Chasers. Rounder 0215, Byron Berline - "Rounder Fiddle" (1990). Rounder 0100, Byron Berline - "Dad's Favorites" (1977). Voyager CD363, Gary Lee Moore - "Uncle Pig."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
See Austin Smith's transcription and MIDI at his Dr. Fiddle site [2]

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