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X:1 T:Old Blind Dog N:From the playing of fiddler and brakeman Andy Palmer N:(1881-1939, Anderson County, Ky.) with Jimmy Johnson's String Band M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-blind-dog D:Yazoo 2200, Jimmy Johnson String Band - "Kentucky Mountain Music vol. 4" (2003) D:Champion S-16541 (78 RPM), Jimmy Johnson's String Band (1932) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G SD2-|D2(EF) G2G2|+slide+B3d BAG2|[D2A2]A-B AG E2| [G,3G3]A [G,2G2](E| [G,3D3]) (EF) [G,3G3][DA]- |[D2B2]B-d BA G2|[D2A2] B-A[G,2G2]E2|[G,6G6]:| B2|g2g2 d2e2|+slide+[D6B6]G2|A2 BA G2E2|[G,6G6]G2| g2g2 d2e2|+slide+[D6B6]G2|A2 BA G2E2|[G,6G6][G,G]-|[M:2/4][G,2G2]S||



OLD BLIND DOG. AKA and see "Old Gray Mare (The)," "Old Yeller Dog." American; Hymn Air, song/reel. USA, Kentucky. A variation of the melody usually called "Old Gray Mare (The)" or "Old Gray Horse Came Tearing Out of the Wilderness." The tune has served as the vehicle for hymns and secular songs, and also goes by the titles "The White Horse" "The Yaller Dog," etc. The tune was recorded by Kentucky-based Jimmy Johnson's String Band in Richmond, Indiana, in August, 1932; Andy Palmer was the fiddler.

Old grey dog, stole all the sausages,
Stole stole all the sausages, stole stole all the sausages;
Old grey dog, stole all the sausages,
Down in Alabama.

Old grey horse, climbed outta the wilderness,
Climbed out the wilderness, climbed out the wilderness;
Old grey horse, climbed outta the wilderness,
Down in Alabama.

Old grey mule, climbed outta the wilderness,
Climbed out the wilderness, climbed out the wilderness;
Old grey mule, climbed outta the wilderness,
Down in Alabama.



Additional notes

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Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Champion CH 16541, Jimmy Johnson's String Band (1932. "Gate to Go Through" was the flip side). Fretless FR 160, The Double Decker Stringband - "Sentimental Songs and Old Time Melodies" (1981. Learned from the Jimmy Johnson String Band). Morning Star 45003, Jimmy Johnson's String Band (north-central Ky.) - "Wink the Other Eye: Old Time Fiddle Band Music from Kentucky, vol. 1" (1980). YAZOO-2200-CD, Jimmy Johnson's String Band - "Kentucky Mountain Music, disc 4."

See also listing at:
Hear the Jimmy Johnson String Band's recording on youtube.com [1] and Slippery Hill [2]
See notes for the family of songs at the Ballad Index [3]



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