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PRETTY LITTLE CAT. American, Reel. USA, West Virginia. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Douglas): AABB. Usually played at a relaxed tempo. "Pretty Little Cat" is a more major sounding tune than "Pretty Little Dog" from West Virginia fiddler Lee Tiplett (1897-1982), who told similar stories about the origin of the two tunes (for which see "Pretty Little Dog"). Some see similarities between "Pretty Little Cat" and "June Apple/Appal," "Kitchen Girl" and "Sandy Boys."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Cassette C-7625, Wilson Douglas - "Back Porch Symphony" (1995). Yew Pine Mt. YP IX3, Dwight Diller - "Harvest" (1996). Wilson Douglas - "Fiddle Tunes from Central West Virginia" (1998). Erynn Marshall - "Calico" (2012).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
See/hear youtube versions [2][3]
Hear Wilson Douglas's recording at Slippery Hill [4]
Hear Erynn Marshall's recording [5]




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