Annotation:Old Cow She Crossed the Road (The)

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X:1 T:Old Cow Crossing the Road S: Bert Edwards (Mt. Airy, N.C.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Rag Q:Moderate D:Bert's Bambaree: Old Time Fiddle Pieces F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C |:EF|GGEG A2E2|FFGG c2 Bc|d2cc BcAG-|G2BA B2DE| F2GG A2F2|D2BA B2DE|F2GG AGGF|E2 cd c2EF| GGEE A2EE|FFGG c2Bc|d2ce- edc2|A4A2^G2-| A2B2c2d2|ede2 g3g|d2cd- dde2|c3d c2:|| K:F A4F4|C6DC|A,C2F- FDA2|ddc2 cB c2| B3D- D2_E2|=E6 G,A,|B,D-EE DC3 |FFEE DC3| A4F4|C6DC|A,C2F- FDA2|d2c2 B2 c2| B3D- D2_E2|=E6(_E2|=E)_E=EE D2C2|F4 F4||

OLD COW, SHE CROSSED THE ROAD, THE. AKA - "Old Cow Crossed the Road," "Old Cow Crossing the Road." AKA and see "Cow Cross' the Road (1)." American, Country Rag or Polka. C Major ('A' part) & F Major ('B' part). The piece seems to have derived from a song tune, and is associated with western Virginia (Galax) and northwestern N.C. fiddlers. A tune by this name was in the repertoire of Galax, Virginia, fiddler Herbert Higgins in the 1930's, later recorded by Bert Edwards of Mt. Airy, N.C. See also Samuel Bayard's Pennyslvania-collected "Cow Cross' the Road (1)" a close variant, and the New York-collected "Pop Weir Tune."

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Flying Cloud FC-023, Kirk Sutphin - "Fiddlin' Around" (1993). Heritage 105, The Lundy Family - "Back in Galax Again" (1992). The New Southern Cowtippers - "Old Bell Cow" (2006). Spudchucker Prodsuctions, Bert Edwards - "Bert's Bambaree: Old-time Fiddle Pieces" (c. 1988?).

See also listing at :
Hear Bert Edwards recording at Slippery Hill [1]
See/hear the Reed Island Ramblers version on youtube [2]
See John Lamancusa's transcription [3]

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