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X:1 T:Old Drake M:C| L:1/8 N:ADae tuning (fiddle) S:Burl Hammons (1908-1993, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-drake Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Ador A2-|ABcd e4|+slide+edc2 A2G2|ABcd e2e2|[M:6/4]+slide+edc2 A3A A2A2-| [M:C|]ABcd e4|+slide+edc2 A2G2|ABcd e2e2|edc2 A4|| ABc2 E3E |EGAG EDE2|+slide+c2 cA G2 AG|EDEG A4| ABce E3G| EDEG EG E2|+slide+c2 cA G2AG|EDEG A4||



OLD DRAKE. American, Reel (cut time). A Dorian. ADae tuning (fiddle). AB. The modal tune was apparently in the repertoire of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, fiddler Edden Hammons (1875-1955), however, the "Old Drake" by Edden that appears on SA-2, "The Edden Hammons Collection, vol. 2" is "Big Fancy," a different tune that was included in the first volume of the collection (SA-1) under its correct title "Big Fancy". It was in Hammons family tradition, however, as Edden's nephew Burl Hammons (1908-1993) played a version. "Old Drake" was in the repertoire of Dwight Diller [1] (learned from Burl Hammons), and of the group The Raincrows and their fiddler Jimmy Triplett (Clay, West Virginia). There is also an old VHS video entitled: "The Old Drake: Traditional Music from the Mountains of East Central West Virginia Played on the Banjo and Fiddle: Visiting Dwight Diller with Jimmy Triplett."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Yew Pine Mountain Music, Dwight Diller - "Harvest" (1997).

See also listing at:
Hear Burl Hammons play the tune on fiddle at Slippery Hill [2]
See Diller's clawhammer banjo tab [3]



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