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X:1 T: Old Sport [2] N:From the playing of fiddler Albert Hash (1917-1982), recorded in 1976. Hash was N:born in Rugby, Va., and grew up in Grayson County, southwest Virginia He learned N:to play from Corbit Stamper, Jim Reedy, his uncle George Finley, and was influenced N:by G.B. Grayson. After Grayson was killed, Albert played with Henry Whitter, among N:others, including his Whitetop Mountain Band in the 1940's. In the 1970's he formed N:a reconstituted Whitetop Mountain Band with his brother-in-law Thornton Spencer N:and Spencer's wife, Emily. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Field Recorders Collective FRC411, "Albert Hash, vol. 1" (2009). D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/old-sport-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A ((3[EA]-[FA]-[GA]-|[AA])B[AA]F ECA,C|EAcA BAFE|A>BAF ECA,C|EAcA B2AB| cBAc BAFE|A>BAF ECA,C|ABAF ECA,B,|CA,EC A2:| ec|aaef =gfeB|cBAc BAFE|A>BAF ECA,B,|CEcA B-AAc| c'2 ee b2ee|afec {B}cBAF|ABAF ECA,B,|CA,EC A2||



Albert Hash (1917-1983)
OLD SPORT [2]. AKA and see "Callahan (1)," "Last of Callahan." American, Reel (cut time). USA, southwestern Va. A Major. Standard (Northcutt) or AEae (Hash) tuning (fiddle). AAB. Identified by Albert Hash as originally having been a British Isles tune, although it has not been identified. According to his nephew, Hash learned the tune (along with "Hangman's Reel") from Texas multi-instrumentalist Bill Northcutt who recorded the tune on a 1968 album on the Stoneway label. Northcutt (1935-1992) is still remembered as a top-notch musician.
Bill Northcutt


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler and instrument maker Albert Hash (Rugby, Va.) [Phillips]; Bill Northcutt [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 478. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 175.

Recorded sources : - Heritage (Galax) 041, Albert Hash and the Whitetop Mountain Band - "Whitetop" (198?). Stoneway STY 103, Bill Northcutt, Bill Clemmons, Doc Hamilton - "Old Time Hoedown" (1968).

See also listing at :
Hear Albert Hash & the Whitetop Mountain band's recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Bill Northcutt's recording at Slippery Hill [2]



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