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OLD SPORT [2]. AKA and see "Callahan (1)," "Last of Callahan." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, southwestern Va. A Major. Standard 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

Albert Hash (1917-1983)

Source for notated version: fiddler and instrument maker Albert Hash (Rugby, Va.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: 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).

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