Old Bell Cow (4)

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X:1 T:Old Bell Cow [4] S:Benny Thomasson (Texas) M:C| L:1/8 N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) D:Voyager VRCD 345, Benny Thomasson - Say Old Man can You Play the Fiddle (1999) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-bell-cow Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A [ce]-[ee][ee][ee] [e2e2]fe|[ce][e2e2]f [e4e4]|[ce]-[ee][ee][ee] [e2e2]fe|cAB-c A4:| |:"+"c2"+"A2[A,4E4]|"+"c2"+"A2[E4B4]|"+"c2"+"A2[A,2E2] FE|FA2B A4:| |:A,CEA FGA2|[EB]-[E3c3]-[E4c4]|[Ec]BAc BAFA|EFED CA,B,C| A,CEA FGA2|[EB]-[E3c3]-[E2c2]([EA]B|[Ec])BAc BAFA|EA2B A4:|



OLD BELL COW [4]. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEac# tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. This version of the tune is from the playing of famed 20th century Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson (1909-1983), who had the tune from his father, Lucas "Red Luke" Thomasson. After retirement, the contest-winning Thomasson moved to the State of Washington, near his son Dale, and proved to be just as influential to younger fiddlers in the northwest as he had been in Texas.

Benny Thomasson

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Voyager VRCD 345, Benny Thomasson - "Say Old May, Can You Play the Fiddle?" (1999).

See also listing at:
Hear Benny Thomasson's recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Read Michael Mendelson's article "Benny Thomasson and the Texas Fiddling Tradition" from the JEMP Quarterly, vol. 10, Part 3 (Autumn 1974), No 35 [2]



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