Old Rusty Kettle
X:1 T:Old Rusty Kettle N:From the playing of blacksmith and fiddler Elijah Hill N:(1888-1967, Henry County, Ind.), from a c. 1965 field recording N:Hill was originally from Pulaksi County, south-central Ky., N:and moved to Indiana in the 1930's to farm. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3240 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A EFAB c2e2|feae feae|cecB A2FE|FABc B2c2| EFAB c2e2|feae feae|cecB A2FA|1EFAB [A4A4]:|2EFAB A2|| e2|c'/c'/c' c'e b2a2|ac'ba fe3|(c/d/c) BA F2E2|EFAc B4| c'/c'/c' c'e b2a2|ac'ba fe3|e2fg agac|edcB A2:| P:Alternate 'B' part c'bc'b b2a2|ac'ba fe3|dcBA F2EF-|FB2cB4| +slide+c'bc'b b2a2|ac'ba fe3|e2fg agac|edcB A2:|]
OLD RUSTY KETTLE. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is from the playing of Henry County, central-east Indiana, blacksmith and fiddler Elijah Hill, recorded by family members around 1965. Hill (1888-1967) was born in Pulaski County, south-central Kentucky, and lived there until middle age; in the 1930's he moved to Indiana to farm. He learned both his blacksmithing and his fiddling from his father, George William Hill. The younger Hill entered fiddle contests in his region, his highest honors being a second place finish at the 1953 Indiana state fair.