X:1 T:New Money M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" N:From the playing of Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (1897-1978, N:Richmond, Madison County, Ky.) D:Gennett 6775 (78 RPM), Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (1928) D:Document DOCD 8042, "Fiddlin' Doc Roberts vol. 1" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/new-money Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C G2|cde^f gage|gage gage|cde^f gage|aged BGAG| GABc ^cded|f2ef- fef2|"*"G2A2Bf- f2|e2dc- cBAG:| |:c3d cGEG|cBcd cGEG|cBcd cAGE|DCB,C D^FGA| BGBG ABGA|BGBG ABde|fedc BGAB|1c2dBc2G2:|2c2 dB c2|| P:Substitutions: "*"G2A2 Bf-fd||
NEW MONEY. American, Reel (cut time). USA, eastern Kentucky. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Doc Roberts  (1897-1978) recorded this indigenous east-central Kentucky tune in the 1920's (learned from Elzic/Elza/Elzie Stone [see picture below, right) of Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., at a fiddle contest, according to Richard Nevins. Robertson, born on Curtis Pike in Madison County, Kentucky, recorded extensively with Gennett, ARC and Paramount. His repertoire consisted mostly of regional tunes and he paid little attention to outside music, however, his repertoire was not archaic, and "New Money" illustrates blues and ragtime influences. The consistently sharped 'f' notes in the tune put it in the lydian mode, although this was unintentional; rather it was an artifact of habit since most fiddle tunes (in keys of G, D and A) require an 'f' sharp note.
- Liner notes for Morning Star Records 45005, "Old Time Fiddle Band Music from Kentucky" (1980)
- Wolfe, Kentucky Country, 1982