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X:1 T:Piney Woods [1] M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) S:Burl Hammons (1908-1993, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A ce|f2 fg fe c2|ecef e2c2|((3BcB A)B c2 (F2|F2){G}F2E2 [e2e2]-| [e2e2]ce|f2 fg fe c2|ecef e2c2|((3BcB A)B c2 A2-|[M:2/4]A2|| (3FGF|[M:C|]ECA,C EF A2-|A2[c3c3]d [cc]BAB| cABc AFAA|{F}ECA,C B,2A,2| A,B,CE- EF A2|+slide+[c4c4]e3f|e2c2 cBAc|{B}[c2c2] A4 [A,2E2]A2e2||

PINEY WOODS [1]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. A Major. AEac# tuning (fiddle): capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aEADE, or gGDGB (banjo). Pocahontas County, West Virginia, fiddlers Burl and Sherman Hammons [1] both played this very "crooked" cross-tuned (scordatura) modal melody, which may be a family original.

Burl Hammons (1908-1993)

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Lost Chicken Records, Dave Marshall, Andrea Cooper & Joel Bernstein - "Pleasant Hill" (2009). Marimac 9008, The Lazy Aces String Band - "Still Lazy After All These Years" (1986. Learned from Burl Hammons' recording). Rounder 0010, "The Fuzzy Mountain String Band" (1972). Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones - "Sweet memories...never leave."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Burl Hammons' recording at Slippery Hill [3][4]
See Dwight Diller's banjo tab [5]

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