On the Rock
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ON THE ROCK. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Arkansas. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Source Wallace learned the tune from a local fiddler named Albert Lawrence in the early 1920's. Not remembering its name, he called it after the location of the Lawrence home, located on a rocky shelf (Beisswenger & McCann, 2008). The first strain may derive from the "Mason's Apron" family of tunes.
Source for notated version: Jesse Wallace (1907-2006, born Stone County, Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].
Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 157.
Recorded sources: Rounder CD0435, Jesse Wallace - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks: Volume I: Along the Eastern Crescent " (1999. Various artists.).
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Hear Wallace's recording at Slippery Hill