Possum Trot (1)
X:1 T:Possum Trot  N:From the playing of Meadows of Dan, southwestern Va., fiddler Bill N:Shelor, recorded in the field in 1974. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Rounder 0057, Bill Shelor - Old Originals, vol. 1" (1978) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/possum-trot Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D fg|afdf afdf|afaf bfbf|afdf afdf|gfef e2fg| afdf afdf|afaf bfbf|a2ba fedf|e2 d2 d2:| |:(AB|d)e-e(d BA)dB|A2F2 [F3A3]A-|BABc dcde|fede f2(AB| d)e-e(d BA)dB|A2F2 [F2A2]df-|a2ba fedf-|e2 d2 d2:|]
POSSUM TROT . American, Reel (cut time). USA, southwestern Va. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. Tom Carter and Blanton Owen (1976) say the tune has not been recorded outside of Patrick County, Va. They recorded it from Bill Shelor  who learned the tune from an uncle, Will Shelor, and who said the tune was titled because it sounds very much like a possum trotting. A tune by this same name (there are other "Possum Trots") was listed by the Troy Herald of July 6, 1926, as having been played at a fiddlers' convention at the Pike County (southeast Alabama) Fairgrounds.