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OLD SLEDGE . American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. D Major. AEad tuning (fiddle). ABA'BA'B (Wine in Krassen). This variant more closely resembles "Old Sledge (2)." Kerry Blech remembers that source Melvin Wine would usually play this tune in the early 1970's for the fiddle contest at Glenville.
Source for notated version : - Melvin Wine (Braxton County, West Virginia, who learned his version from his father and Webster County, W.Va., fiddler Jack McIlwaine) [Krassen, Milliner & Koken].
Printed sources : - Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; pp. 50-51. Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 478.
Recorded sources : - Poplar Records LP1, Melvin Wine - "Cold Frosty Morning" (1976). Rounder CD 0197, Bob Carlin - Banging and Sawing." Christian Wig - "Lost Indian: Fiddling on the Frontier."
See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 
Hear Melvin Wine's version at Slippery Hill 
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