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X:1 T:Old Joe [2] N:From the playing of Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, N:Nebraska). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Univ. of Missouri, Bob Walters - Old Time Fiddlers Repertory (11976) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-joe-1 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C AB|[E2c2]cd cAGc|AGAB cBcd|eg2^f g2 ag|egab aged| c2 cd cAGc|AGAB cBcd|egab agef|1gedB [E2c2]:|2gedB [E4c4]|| |:A,4 C3D|EDCE DCA,G,|A,4 C4|EDCE D2E2| A,4 C3D|EDCE DCA,C|G,2 c2 cAGF|EDCB, A,4:|



Sid Harkreader & Grady Moore
OLD JOE [2]. American, Reel. USA; Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Christeson, Phillips, Songer). This tune was recorded by Gladeville, Tennessee, fiddler Sid Harkreader (1898-1988) in 1927, slightly modified from a version he had learned from Dr. Humphrey Bate (see "Old Joe (1)"). Charles Wolfe believes Bate may have obtained the tune from black musicians. "Old Joe" is one of '100 essential Missouri tunes' listed by Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bob Walters, 1951, who probably had the tune from an old 78 RPM (Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson]; Sid Harkreader and Paul Elliott (Tenn.) [Phillips]; Stephanie Prausnitz [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddler's Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 40. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 172. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 111. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 150.

Recorded sources : - County 541, Sid Harkreader. Rounder 0193, Rodney Miller - "Airplang." Rounder 0437, Jimm Beeler Kate - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3: Down in the Border Counties" (2000. Appears as "Old Joe in Dischord"). University of Missouri Press, Bob Walters - "Old Time Fiddlers' Repertory" (1976).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Sid Harkreaker's recording at Slippery Hill [2] and youtube [3]
Hear Bob Walter's 1951 home recording at Slippery Hill [4]



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