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PARKERSBURG LANDING. AKA and see “California Dance,” “California Hornpipe,” "Limber Neck Blues," “Mamie Pott's Schottische,” "Mason-Dixon Schottische (The)," "Nightingale (2) (The)," “Rustic Dance (3),” “Rustic Hornpipe.” American, Schottische. USA, Ky. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). A favorite tune of blind eastern Kentucky fiddler Ed Haley (1885-1951), who knew the melody by the above title, which may possibly reflect the locale in which Haley learned the tune (i.e. around Parkersburg, West Virginia, just below Marietta, Ohio). "Parkersburg Landing" is one of several tunes regionally influential fiddler Ed Haley named for places he played, perhaps (as his son Lawrence suggested) because people there liked that particular tune. Haley lived in the Catlettsburg-Ashland area of Boyd County, KY, from at least 1920 until his death in 1951 [Brandon Kirk]. Mississippi musicians Narmour and Smith recorded the tune as "Limber Neck Blues" and a variant was recorded by Mount Vernon, Ohio, fiddler John Baltzell as “Kenion Clog.”
- Blog: Brandon Ray Kirk, "In Search of Ed Haley 10"