Possum up a Gum Stump (2)

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X:1 T:Possum Up a Gum Stump [2] L:1/8 M:2/4 S:Howdy Forrester, transcribed by John Hartford B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 1989 (p. 22) Z:AK/FIddler's Companion K:C e2g2|g/e/a/g/ e/g/g|e2 gg/a/|g/e/d/c/ A/c/c| e2g2|g/e/a/g/ eg/g/|c'b ag|e/g/a/g/ e/d/c:| |:E/(c/c) c>d|c/A/G/c/ A/B/c|G,/C/E/G/ A/B/c/d/|c/A/G/E/ D/A,/C| G,/C/E/G/ A/B/c/d/|c/A/G/c/ A/c/c|e2 e>d|c/A/G/E/ D/C/C:|]



POSSUM UP A GUM STUMP [2]. American, Reel (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See the related tunes “Big Footed N....r (2),” “Hell Broke Loose in Georgia (1),” "Streak O' Lean Streak O' Fat." John Hartford says the tune is similar to "Green Back Dollar."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Tennessee fiddler Howard 'Howdy' Forrester (1922-1987) via John Hartford [Devil's Box, Phillips]. Forrester, who was a member of Bill Monroe's and Roy Acuff's bands, straddled several American fiddle genres; old-time, bluegrass and Texas or 'contest' style.

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (The Devil's Box), vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 1989; p. 22. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1), 1994; p. 187.

Recorded sources : - Spring Fed Records, John Hartford and Howdy Forrester - "Home Made Sugar and a Puncheon Floor" (2016).

See also listing at :
Hear John Hartford and Howdy Forrester's recording on youtube.com [1]



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