%%scale 0.77 %%topmargin 1.5cm %%titlefont Helvetica-Bold 13 %%subtitlefont Helvetica-Bold 10 %%titleleft false %%titlecaps %%composerfont Helvetica 9 %%composerspace 0.3cm %%partsfont Times-Bold 10 %%vocalfont Times-Bold 13 %%musicspace 0.7cm %%gchordfont Times-Roman 12 %%parskipfac 1.0 %%leftmargin 4.3cm %%staffwidth 18.4cm %%staffsep 45 %%maxshrink 0.65 %%lineskipfac 1.1 %%parskipfac 0 %%textspace 0.2cm %%textfont Times-Roman 10 X:1 T:Old Abbott S:Paisley Hagood (1905-1977, southwestern Limestone County, S:north-central Alabama) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) N:A "Civil War" tune. F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-abbott Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A a2e2a2e2|fgfg fe c2|a2e2a2 A(B|c)(ABc) A4| +slide+a2e2a2e2|bege bege| a2e2a2 AB|cABc A3|| (F|E)(cA)(c B)B[ce][ce]|[cf][cf]ec (BA)FG|[EA]cAc BBcc |[cf][cf]ec A3F-| E)(cA)(c B)B[ce][ce]|[cf][cf]ec (BA)FG|[EA]cAc BBcc |[cf][cf]ec A3||
OLD ABBOTT. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is from the repertoire of fiddler Paisley Abbott (1905-1977), a farmer and fiddler from Limestone County, north-central Alabama, abutting the Tennessee line. Abbott (who pronounced his first name as pace-lee) had played the fiddle in his youth, learning from his father, John Hagood and influential regional fiddler John Chambers (1856-1937). Although he gave up playing for many years, he was inspired to play again when he found his son-in-law also enjoyed old-time music. Hagood played the fiddle in the archaic way, tucked into his chest, with his bow hand positioned up the bow. "Old Abbott" was described as an old tune, predating the Civil War or brought back locally during or just after the conflict 
See also his "Bull of the Woods" (via James Bryan), 'crooked' in the second strain.
- Jim Holland, "Discovery, Archaeology and Fiddling: Paisley Hagood – When to start and when to quit", The News Courier (Athens, Ala.), Sept. 18, 2011