Old Straw Bonnet
X:1 T:Old Straw Bonnet S:Roy Bennett (1895-1986, Battletown, Meade County, north-central Kentucky) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-straw-bonnet Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C gf|ecAE G2 G2| ABcA d2c2|egec G2G2|ABcB c2gf| ecAE G2G2|ABcA d2c2|egec G2G2|ABcB c2|| gf|ecgc a2g2| eage d2gf|ecgc a2g2|ecAE G2gf| ecgc a2g2| eage d2de|[d2f2]f-e fagf|e2 cB c2||
OLD STRAW BONNET. American, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is sourced to fiddler Roy Bennett (1895-1986) of Battletown, Meade County, Kentucky, who recorded it in a field recording by Bruce Greene in 1976. Meade County is in the extreme north-central part of the state, bounded on two sides by the Ohio River, across which is the state of Indiana. Bennett's "Old Straw Bonnet" has no relation to the modal contest fiddling tune of the same name.