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POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON [4]. AKA and see "Polly's Mountain Kettle." G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Source Byard Ray's "Polly Put the Kettle On" has no relation to other tunes by that title. It is 'crooked', or irregular in the second strain, and was learned by Ray from western North Carolina fiddler Manco Sneed (whose version is a bit different--see "Polly put the Kettle on (3)").

Source for notated version: Byard Ray (1910-1988, Sodom Laurel, Madison County, western North Carolina) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 186.

Recorded sources: Byard Ray - "Traditional Music of Southern Appalachia" (1981). Field Recorders' Collective FRC505 - "Byard Ray, Manco Sneed & Mike Rogers" (2015). Ivy Creek Recordings, "Byard Ray: A Twentieth Century Bard."

See also listing at:
Hear Byard Ray's version played by Fletcher Bright on youtube.com [1]
Hear Byard Ray play the tune at Slippery Hill [2] and at the Digital Library of Appalachia [3]




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