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X:1 T:Old Bob N:From the playing of Gusty Wallace (1890-1985, originally from Hart N:County, Ky., but lived nearly all his life in Sulpher Well, Metcalfe N:County, south-central Ky.) recorded 1975 by Bruce Greene. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-bob D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1346 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [G,2D2]-|[G,2D2]BG AFAF|BG [GB]G[B2g2][Bg]a|[M:2/4][B2g2][G,2D2]-|[M:C|][G,2D2]BG AFAF| BGAF [G2B2][GB][GB]|[M:2/4][G2B2][G,2D2]-|[M:C|][G,2D2]BG AFAF|BGBG D2[D2A2]| BGBG AFAF|BGBG [B2g2] Ad|BdBd AdAd|BdBd c2Ac| BdBd AdAd| BdAF G2A2|BdBd AdAd|BdBd g2Ac| BdBd AdAd|BdBc [G2c2]Ac|BdBd AdAd|[M:3/2] BdAF G2 [GB][GB][G2B2]|| [DA]((3e/f/g/|[M:C|][A2a2])[A2a2]afdf|[A2a2](f-(3f/g/a/ b2) (ag|f2)d2 eddf|[d2g2]f2 eddf|[M:2/4][d2g2]fg | [M:C|]a2 aa afdf|a2(f-(3f/g/a/ b2) (ag|f2)d2 edef|[B2g2]ga g2||



OLD BOB. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Upper South. G Major ('A' and 'B' parts) & D Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCC'. The melody has irregular measures in all parts.
Gusty Wallace


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bruce Green [Phillips], learned from Gusty Wallace (1891-1985, Sulpher Well, Metcalfe County, Kentucky).

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 457. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 95.



See also listing at :
Hear Gusty Wallace's field recording, made by Bruce Greene in 1975, at Berea Digital Archive [1], Slippery Hill [2], and the Digital Library of Appalachia [3]



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