Old Time Eighth of January

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OLD TIME EIGHTH OF JANUARY. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Ozarks region. The tune is similar to Bob Holt's "Ninth of January." The appellation "Old" or "Old-Time" to a fiddle tune was sometimes simply a means of denoting familiarity and longstanding presence in the local musical community, although at other times it could be applied to quite different tunes that the fiddler thought were either ancestral or an older tune with the same name (thus using "Old-Time" as a way of differentiating it from a more recent tune).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Rounder 0437, Alton Jones - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3: Down in the Border Counties" (appears under the title "Lost Indian").

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