Old Joe Redbird
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OLD JOE REDBIRD. AKA - "Redbird (3)." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Arkansas. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Source Wallace knew the tune as "Redbird," but since he also knew other melodies by that name, so to distinguish it he decided to add the name of the Arkansas town of the man whom he learned it from, Henry Woods, of Old Joe, Arkansas.
Source for notated version: Jesse Wallace (1907-2006, born Stone County, Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].
Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 156.
Recorded sources: Rounder CD 0435, Jesse Wallace - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 1" (1999. Various artists).