Old Master's Runaway

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OLD MASTER'S RUNAWAY. Old-Time, Air (Song). A version of Henry Clay Work's song "Year of Jubilo/Year of the Jubilo" (See also "Massa's Gone Away" and "Kingdom Coming") learned by Sam & Kirk McGee from their father, Uncle John McGee, a "contest-winning fiddler in his own right" (Charles Wolfe). The tune was recorded by the brothers in May, 1927 in New York City, accompanied by fiddler Mazy Todd.

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Recorded sources: County 542, Sam & Kirk McGee - "Nashville: the Early String Bands, vol. 2.” Document DOCD-8036, "Sam McGee: 1926-1934" (1998). Vocalion 5167 (78 RPM), Sam & Kirk McGee (1927).




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