Annotation:Plucking out the Devil's Eye

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X:1 T:Plucking out the Devil's Eye N:From the playing of Carlton Rawlings (1907-1969, Bath N:County, Ky.), from a field recording that came into N:the possession of John Harrod in the 1970's. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" N:"+" = plucked or pizzicato note D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G dc|"+".B2 .[G,2D2]"+".B2.[G,2D2]|"+".B2 .[G,2D2]"+".B2 [D2A2]-|[E2c2].[G,2E2]"+".c2.[G,2E2]| "+".c2.[G,2E2]"+".c2[D2A2]-| [D2B2].[G,2D2]"+".B2.[G,2D2]|"+".B2 .[G,2D2]"+".B2 +slide+[B2g2]-|[B2g2]ga gedc|1BGAF G4|[M:2/4]d3c:|2 BGAF G4|| [B4g4]-[d4b4]|[d4b4]-[B4g4]|[M:2/4]f2g2|[M:C|][c3a3]a abag|(e4+slide+[e4e4])| f4- gg{fg}fe |d4[d2g2]-|[g2b2][gb][gb][g2b2][g2b2]|[g4b4]d2g2| .[d3b3].[db] .[d2b2]z2|.[B2g2]z2[A2f2][B2g2]|[c3a3]a abag|(e4+slide+[e2e2])=f2| ^f4 Tf3e |d2B2 cB A2 |G3A Bdef|g4d3c||

PLUCKING OUT THE DEVIL'S EYE. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The tune features pizzicato and detaché bowing in the first strain, played quite fast. A different tune but with a similar title and with pizzicato notes is Mississippi fiddler Enos Canoy's "Pick the Devil's Eye Out."

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See also listing at:
Hear Bath County, Ky., fiddler Carlton Rawlings' c. 1960's field recording at Berea Sound Archives [1]

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