Old Gray Eagle
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OLD GRAY EAGLE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Oklahoma, Arkansas. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A close variant of "Gray Eagle (1)." Source Cecil Snow lived in Washington state for a time, and musicians there have also picked up his variant tune. As with most titles with the word "gray/grey", both spellings can be found.
Source for notated version: Cecil Snow (1918-1991, Fort Smith, Oklahoma/Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].
Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 131.
Recorded sources: Cecil Snow - "The Country Boys, Sounds from the Ozarks" (c. 1989. Privately issued cassette).
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Hear Cecil Snow play the tune at Slippery Hill