Annotation:Old Stillhouse is a-Burning Down (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Old Stillhouse is a-Burning down [2] N:From the playing of fiddler Glen Rickman (1901-1982, Crane, Stone N:County, southwest Mo.), from a 1978 field recording, with Gordon McCann on gtr. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C (ef|g2)eg abag|edcd J[e3e3]d|egec A2c2|[de]-[e2e2]-[de]- [e2e2](ef| g2) eg abag|edcdJ[e3e3]d|egec ABcA|c3d c2:| |:GF|E2 CE G3E-|F2A2d3A-|B2G2A2G2|cdcA GFED| C2E2GAGE|F2A2d3(A|BA)GB A2B2|[E3c3]d [E2c2]:|

OLD STILLHOUSE IS A-BURNING DOWN [2], THE. AKA - "Possum and Taters." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A different tune than Bob Holt's "Old Stillhouse is all Burnt Down (1) (The)." The alternate title, "Possum and Taters," was also known to source Glenn Rickman (whose primary title for the reel was "The Old Stillhouse is a-Burning Down," although he knew that title was also applied to unrelated tunes). Drew Beisswenger (2008) finds the North Georgia band The Skillet Licker's tune "Possum and Taters" (as recorded in the late 1920's in their skit "Possum Hunt on Stump House Mountain") to be a similar tune.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Glenn Rickman (1901-1982, Hurley, Mo.) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 111.

See also listing at :
Hear Glen Rickman's 1978 field recording (by Gordon McCann) at the Missouri State University digital archive [1], and at Slippery Hill [2]

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