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X:1 T:Oak Ridge Stomp N:From the playing of Nile Wilson (1912-2008, Linn County, north-central Mo.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:MSOTFA-202, Nile Wilson - "TIe Hacker Hoe-Down" (1995) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/tiehacker-rag Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D f2-|fafe d2d2|ABAF D2[FA]-[GA]-|[A2A2][A2A2]E2F2|ABAF D2f2-| fafe d2d2|ABAF D2[FA]-[GA]-|[A2A2][A2A2]B2c2|[F3d3][Fd] [F2d2]|| |:+slide+[A2A2]-|[A2A2]f2 fedc|B2 [B2g2]gfed|c2a2 B2c2|dedB AGFE| D2f-g fedc|B2 g-a gfed|c2a2 B2[c2a2]|[F3d3]d [F2d2]:|



OAK RIDGE STOMP. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Howard Marshall reveals that the title refers to the white oak woods in Linn County, Missouri[1]. Irish laborers cut and fashioned railroad ties from trees in the woods in the latter 19th century.
Nile Wilson.



Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Nile Wilson (1912-2008, Linn County, north-central Mo.) [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 108.

Recorded sources: -MSOTFA-202-CD, Nile Wilson - "Tie Hacker Hoedown" (1994). Vigortone Records, Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler - "Starry Crown" (2005). Voyager VRCD 344, Howard Marshall & John Williams - "Fiddling Missouri" (1999. Learned from Nile Wilson).

See also listing at:
Hear Nile Wilson's recording (1995) at Slippery Hill [1]
See/hear Nile Wilson & Charlie Walden play the tune on youtube.com [2]
See another standard music notation transcription at taterjoes.com [3]
Hear a slowed learning-version at Old Town School of Folk Music, played by Steve Rosen [4]



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  1. For extended discussion of tie hackers and the Wilson family, see Howard Marshall, Play Me Something Quick and Devilish, 2012, pp. 210-212.