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OKLAHOMA WAGONER. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Arkansas. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. A distanced version of "Wagoner." 'Oklahoma Wagoner' is the title given to the tune by Beisswenger & McCann, but it is usually just called "Wagoner," albeit it is an Oklahoma cousin of the tune that usually goes by that name. The reel is also in the repertoire of Glenn Rickman, who says it used to have the title "Big Creek." Beisswenger (2008) points to similarities in the second strain with the 'B' part of Lon Jordan's "Tom and Jerry," and the 'A' part of "Little Brown Jug" and "Rachel."

Source for notated version: Kermit Moody (1909-1977, Mountain View, Stone County Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 98.

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