Paddy on the Turnpike (3)

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PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE [3]. AKA and see "Wagoner (1)." American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB (Phillips): ABBC (Reiner & Anick). A version of the reel usually known as "Wagoner (1)" (and variants of that title) recorded by both W.Va.'s Kessinger Brothers (Clark & Luches) in 1928 and Fiddlin' Cowan Powers [1] as "Patty on the Turnpike" (Edden Hammons also played a "Patty on the Turnpike," but it is a crosstuned AEae version in the key of 'A').

Clark Kessinger



Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Clark Kessinger (W.Va.) [Phillips, Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 180. Reiner & Anick (Old-Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; p. 79.

Recorded sources: -County 747, Clark Kessinger - "Sweet Bunch of Daisies." County 525, Fiddlin' Cowan Powers 1877-1952? (Russell County, southwest Va.) as "Patty on the Turnpike." Rounder 0128, The Backwoods Band - "Jes' Fine" (1980). Victor 19540 (78 RPM), Fiddlin’ Cowan Powers (1924). Vocalion 5248 (78 RPM), Kessinger Brothers (1928. Appears as “Patty on the Turnpike”).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Fiddlin' Cowan Powers' recording on youtube [3]



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