One More River to Cross

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X:1 T:One more River to Cross [1] S:John Summers (1887-1976, Marion, Indiana) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/one-more-river-cross-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G dedB G2[G2B2]|AFAc Bd d2|dedB G2cc|BBA2 G2Bc| dedB G2[G2B2]|AFAc BGBc|dedB G2 cc|BB A(D G2)(Bd-| d)edB G2[G2B2]|AFAc Bdd2|BedB GBAc|BGAF G2|| |:ef|g2fg afdB|g2ed Bd3|g2 fg afdB|gfec d2ef| gdgb a2ba|gedA Bd2(B|d)edB G2[G2B2]|AFAc Bdd2| edBA GBAc|BGAF G2:|]



ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS [1]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was in the repertory of West Virginia fiddler and bagpiper Franklin George, West Virginia fiddler Wilson Douglas, and Indiana fiddler John Summers. Mark Wilson (1981) says the tune bears a distant resemblance to a Negro spiritual of the same name. However, (as Joel Shimberg points out) the tune is a version of "Run Nigger Run" that was renamed by Frank George, who liked to play the tune in performance but who declined to credit the original title.

Franklin George



Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 208.

Recorded sources: -Field Recorders Collective FRC407, Franklin George - "One More River to Cross" (2007). Rounder 0035, Fuzzy Mountain String Band- "Summer Oaks and Porch" (1973. Learned from Frank George, W.Va.). Rounder SS-0145, Wilson Douglas (Ivydale, W.Va.) - "Traditional Music on Rounder: A Sampler" (1981). Rounder Select, Wilson Douglas - "Art of Old-Time Mountain Music" (2003. Various artists).

See also listing at:
Hear Wilson Douglas's recording at Slippery-Hill [1]
Hear John Summer's version at Slippery-Hill [2]



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