Old Sage Fields (2)

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X:1 T:Old Sage Fields [2] S:Sammie Walker (1910-1987, Sulpher Lick, Monroe County, Kentucky) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-sage-fields-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G gf|e2d2B2d2|[A2e2]f2g2ag|e2d2(Bd)G2|A2G2G2gf| e2d2B2d2|[A2e2]f2g2ag|e2d2(Bd)G2|A2G2G2|| ||:Bc|d2d2B2B|dedB G2Bc|dedc B2G2|AG F2 G4| Bcde g2e2|[M:6/4]B2 ge d2 dg B2d2 |[M:C|]dedc B2G2|AG F2 G4||



OLD SAGE FIELDS [2]. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This "Old Sage Fields" tune was in the repertory of fiddler Samuel Jackson 'Sammie' (or Sammy) Walker (1910-1987) who lived near the Barren-Metcalf county line, south-central Kentucky, on the Cumberland Plateau. Walker was a blacksmith and farmer as well as a fiddler and was recorded in the field by Bruce Greene in 1975. Jeff Titon [1] remarks that the extended Walker family were/are well-known regional musicians, and that Sammie played for dances and on local radio broadcasts, having learned much of his repertoire from his father.

Walker's "Old Sage Fields (2)" is a different tune altogether than fiddler Jim Bowles "Old Sage Fields (1)", even though they were both from Cumberland Plateau communities. Walker's tune is reminiscent of the "Barlow Knife (1)" tune family.

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' Hear Sammie Walker's 1975 field recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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  1. Jeff Titon, "Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes," 2001, p. 219.