Old Bell Cow (1) (The)

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OLD BELL COW [1], THE. Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major ('A' part) & A Mixolydian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The accompaniment begins on an 'A' major chord. Like several old-time tunes, there is considerable play between major and mixolydian versions (i.e. the c# notes are often played natural).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Pete Sutherland (Vt.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 167.

Recorded sources: -Flying Fish 102, New Lost City Ramblers - "20 Years/Concert Performances" (1978. Learned from The Dixie Cracker's recording). Heritage 080, Enoch Rutherford - "Old Cap'n Rabbit." Paramount 3151 (78 RPM), The Dixie Crackers (north Ga.) {1928}.



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