New Coon Uptown
X:1 T:New Coon Uptown S:Kelly Gilbert (1895-1991, Franklin County, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel or Two-Step Q:"Moderately Quick" N:From a 1981 field recording by John Harrod F:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3442 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [db][d2b2][Ba] [B2g2][Bg]>g|e2fg- gfe2|B-d3 (a4|[db])[d2b2]a [B2g2][Bg]-[c^g]| [^ca][c2a2]- [ca]=g-f2|[A4a4]d3g|[db][d2b2][Ba] [B2g2][B2g2]| [c2e2][c2e2]d4|[M:3/2]+slide+B-A G6 || (3DEF|[M:C|][G,2G2]BB dBGB|cBcd eged|B2c2 dBGB|AGFE D2(3DEF| [G,2G2]BB dBGB|cBcd efge|d2c2B2-A2|+slide+[G6B6][G2B2]||
NEW COON UPTOWN. American, Two-Step or Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The first strain is like a two-step, the second like a reel. "New Coon Uptown" was in the repertory of Franklin County, north-central Kentucky fiddler Kelly Gilbert. A similarly-titled tune was "New Coon in Town", recorded in Winston-Salem, N.C., by the Four Virginians  (OKeh 45181) in 1927 with square dance calls, however, it is a different melody than Gilbert's, as is J.S. Putnam's blackface minstrel era "New Coon in Town", published in 1884 in "Minstrel Songs and Negro Melodies from the Sunny South."