Old Fort Smith
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OLD FORT SMITH. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Arkansas, Missouri. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This tune bears only faint resemblance to Thede's "Fort Smith (1)" but is similar in the first strain to "Fort Smith Breakdown." The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountain fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. "Old Fort Smith" is one of '100 essential Missouri tunes' listed by Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden.
Source for notated version: Lonnie Robertson (Ozark County, Missouri) [Christeson].
Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 75.
Recorded sources: Rounder 0437, H.K. Silvey - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3: Down in the Border Counties."
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources