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NINE MILE [2]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. G Major. DDad tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Drew Beisswenger (2008) points out the first strain is similar to "Nine Miles Out of Louisville" (as fiddled by Kentucky's Buddy Thomas), but suspects it may be an older version due to the cross-tuning. The tune was also in the repertoire of Hallsville, Missouri, fiddler John White, from whom Seattle fiddler Vivian Williams (who recorded him for Voyager Records) learned the tune. White himself learned it from a volume published in St. Louis in 1928, E.F. Adam's Old Time Fiddler’s Favorite Barn Dance Tunes.

Roy Wooliver on fiddle.

Source for notated version: Howe Teague (1913–2005, Dent County, Missouri), learned from the erratic Roy Wooliver [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: E.F. Adam (Old Time Fiddlers' Favorite Barn Dance Tunes), 1928. Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 148.

Recorded sources: Rounder CD 0435, Howe Teague – "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 1" (1999. Various artists). Voyager 372, John White – "Nine Miles of Dry and Dusty" (2007).

See also listing at:
Hear John White play the tune at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear/see Vivian Williams play the tune [2]
Hear John and Vivian play it together for the Hallsville square dance October 2013 [3]




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