X:1 T:Piedmont N:From the playing of fiddler Art Galbraith (1909-1993, Springfield, Mo., though N:originally from Greene County, Mo., Ozarks region). M:C| L:1/8 R:Schottische Q:"Quick" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/piedmont D:Art Galbraith - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks vol. 2" (2000) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A2 de f2 df|a2d2f2d2|A2 e(f gfe)g|b2a2f2d2| A2 de f2 df|a2d2f2d2|[A2e2] ef gfed|1c2A2 d3B:|2 c2A2 d4|| |:a4 a2 gg|b2e2 b2 ee|+slide+g3a g2fg|a2 ge f2d2| fdfd [d2f2][d2f2]|B2 gfg2 ge|c2aa a2gf edcA|(d2[d4f4]) [d2f2]:|
PIEDMONT. American, Schottische (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. Source Galbraith thought it might have been a tune from Scotland, although the stately-paced reel sounds more like a generic quadrille or schottische. It is probably named for Piedmont, Missouri, a small town at the eastern edge of the Ozarks.