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POPLAR BLUFF. American, Reel (whole, 2/4 or cut time). USA, Kentucky. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The source for the tune is legendary northeastern Kentucky fiddler wikipedia:Ed_Haley (1885-1951), who influenced many who heard him. "Poplar Bluff" is often attributed to him, albeit without substantiating evidence; nevertheless, he seems to be the sole source for the melody. The tune is difficult to play, requiring use of higher positions on the fingerboard, and the tonality shifts with many accidental notes.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walk Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 510.

Recorded sources : - Rounder Records 1134, Ed Haley - "Grey Eagle" (1997).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
See standard notation transcriptions of Haley's "Poplar Bluff" by Ed Baggott [2] and Brian Wood [3]
Hear Ed Haley's 1947 home recording at Slippery Hill [4]

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