Paddy won't You Drink some Cider?

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X:1 T:Drink More Cider T:Paddy won't You Drink some Good Old Cider N:From the playing of fiddler and brakeman Andy Palmer N:(1881-1939, Anderson County, Ky.) with Jimmy Johnson's String Band M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/drink-more-cider D:Yazoo 2200, Jimmy Johnson String Band - "Kentucky Mountain Music vol. 5" (2003) D:Champion CH 16516 (78 RPM), Jimmy Johnson's String Band (1932) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D FA2B A2F2|GABA B2A2|FA2B A2F2|G2F2E2C2| FA2B A2F2|GABA B2A2|FA2B A2Bc|dAF2E2D2|| |:[D4d4] [D2d2]ef|g2f2e2 g2|defd A2Bc|d2[F2A2][E2A2][D2A2]:|



PADDY WON'T YOU DRINK SOME (GOOD OLD) CIDER. AKA and see "Davy Davy," "Drink more Cider," "Sailing Down the River," "Old Grey Goose (3)." American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). USA; North Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma. D Major (most versions): C Major (Bailey). Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). ABB (Hensley/Beisswenger & McCann): AABB (most versions). The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. The Frank Brown collection (vol. III, p. 74) gives a North Carolina version (substituting ‘Sallie’ instead of ‘Paddy’) and links it to the titles “Sweet Cider” and “Pretty Little Black-Eyed Susan.” Arkansas fiddler and violin maker Violet Hensley’s version is crooked in the second strain. Early (78 RPM) recordings were by the eastern Kentucky group The Jimmy Johnson String Band (1932, featuring fiddler Andy Palmer (1881-1939, Anderson County, Kentucky), G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter (1927), Arthur Tanner (1930), and J.E. Mainer (1938).

Hattie and Andy Palmer. Anderson County, Ky.

Paddy won't you drink some,
Paddy won't you drink some,
Paddy won't you drink some good ole cider.

Had a little cider last night
A little night before, sir,
Going out tomorrow night to get a little more, sir.

You be the horse,
And I'll be the rider,
Going to Paddy Watson's to get a little cider. ... [Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen, 1929]

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - The Skillet Lickers (Atlanta, Georgia) [Kuntz]; Ed Hicks (Adair County, Oklahoma) [Thede]; Harvey Taylor [Phillips]; Violet Hensley (b. 1916, Montgomery County, Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 54. Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 215. Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 41. Kuntz (Ragged But Right), 1987; pp. 331-332. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 180. Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 53.

Recorded sources: -Champion CH 16516 (78 RPM), Jimmy Johnson's String Band (1932). Columbia 15358D (78 RPM), Clayton McMichen with Riley Puckett (1929). Flying Fish 089, The Red Clay Ramblers - "Chuckin' the Frizz" (1979. Learned from "Lowe Stokes et. al.). Folkways FA 2472, "Roger Sprung Plays Progressive Bluegrass, vol. 3" (1965). Rounder 1023, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers (North Ga., 1928) - "The Kickapoo Medicine Show." Rounder CD0421, Bruce Molsky - “Big Hoedown” (1997. Learned from the Jimmie Johnson String Band of Kentucky ). Tennvale 004, Pete Sutherland - "An Anthology." Yazoo 2200, Jimmy Johnson String Band - "Kentucky Mountain Music vol. 5" (2003. Various artists).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Kentucky fiddler Clyde Davenport (fiddle and vocal) at the Digital Library of Appalachia [[2]]
Hear Bob Larkin's recording at Slippery Hill [3]
Hear Alfred Bailey's 1986 field recording by John Harrod at Berea Sound Archives [4]
Hear Jimmy Johnson's String Band's 1932 recording at Slippery Hill [5]



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