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OLD MOTHER McCARTHY. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Source Cyril Stinnet goes into 2nd position on the violin to play parts of this tune, according to Paul Mitchell.

Cyril Stinnett (1912-1986)

Source for notated version: left-handed fiddler Cyril Stinnett (Oregon, Andrew County, Missouri) [Christeson, Phillips].

Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 42. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 173.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Cyril Stinnett play the tune at Slippery Hill [2]




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