Pat Him on the Back

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X:1 T:Pat Him on the Back N:Transcribed by John Hartford rom the playing of Owen "Snake" N:Chapman (1919-2002, Canada, Pike County, southeastern Kentucky) M:2/4 L:1/8 N:Play ABCDBC R:Reel B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 1994 (p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B/de/ d/B/A/F/|[M:6/8]D/F/A/F/ E dd/d/ d/c/|[M:2/4]B/G/B/d/ c/B/A/G/|F/D/E/F/ G2| B/dd/ d/e/d/B/|A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|d>d dg/f/|e/d/e/f/ g/e/d/c/|B/G/A/F/ G|| A/d/|B/G/D/B,/ G,/B,/D/G/|B/G/A/F/ GA/c/|B/G/D/B,/ G,/B,/D/G/|B/G/A/F/ Gg/f/| e/d/e/f/ g/e/d/c/|B/G/A/F/ GA||BG/D/ G,D/G,/|C/E/D/C/ B,/G,/G,| BD/B,/ G,B,/G,/| C/E/D/C/ B,/G,/G,|BD/B,/ G,B,/G,/|C/E/D/C/ B,/G,/G,|| d>d dd/B/|A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|d>d BB/B/|[M:6/8] c/B/A/G/ F/D/E/F/ G2|[M:2/4]d>d d/e/d/B/| A/F/D/F/ A/F/D|d>d dg/f/|e/d/e/f/ g/e/d/c/|B/G/A/F/ G||



PAT HIM ON THE BACK. American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCDBC (Devil's Box). Source Owen "Snake" Chapman was convinced that his father composed this tune, although he told musician John Hartford that his father "never would tell him which ones he made and which ones he didn't."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of "Snake" Chapman (1919-2002, Canada, Pike County, southeastern Kentucky) [Devil's Box].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (Devil's Box), vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 1994; vol. 18.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 0378, Owen "Snake" Chapman - "Up in Chapman's Hollow" (1995).




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