X:1 T:Porter S:Lotus Dickey M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/porter Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C c2-|c2a2g2e2|cAdA c2c2-|c2a2g2e2|dega g>ec2-| c>ea2g2e2|cAdA c2G2-|G2c>GA2B2|c3B c2:| |:A2AB cBAB|cA BA3e2-|e2ef e2e2-|e^def e2| A2AB cBAB|cAcA E2ze-|e^de^d e=dc2|A3^GA4:||
PORTER. American, Reel (cut time). C Major (1st part) & A Minor (2nd part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was in the repertoire of Grease Gravy Hill (Paoli), Indiana, fiddler Lotus Dickey (1911-1989), who said he had learned it as a boy around 1926 from a local Orange County, Indiana, fiddler named Poindexter "Deck" Ainsworth, who was originally from the Arkansas Ozarks Mountains. Ainsworth himself had learned the tune, sans title, from a man named Porter, and so just called it "Porter".