Nigger's Wedding (The)

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NIGGER'S[1] WEDDING, THE. AKA and see "Day's Wedding" "Preachers Wedding." American, Reel. USA, Ky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The tune was recorded for the Library of Congress [AFS 01019 A01] by Alan Lomax from the playing of Kentucky fiddler Jilson Setters in 1937, in Ashland, Kentucky. The late California mandolin player Kenny Hall always substituted the word 'preacher' for the offensive word in the title.

Additional notes

Jilson Setters/J.W. Day, 1932 (Jean Thomas Collection)

Source for notated version: - J.W. Day, the pseudonym for Kentucky fiddler Jilson Setters, who recorded in the early 1930's [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 67.

Recorded sources: - Library of Congress, 1019A1, Jilson Setters, recorded for John Lomax, Ashland, Ky., June 1934.



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