Pretty Polly Ann (3)

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X:1 T:Pretty Polly Ann [3] N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of Texas Shorty, who, as N:a teenager, learned the tune from Eck Robertson in Amarillo, Tx., where N:he and his father used to go. Eck lived on the main road. Shorty learned to N:tune the fiddle down from him. He also taught Shorty "Lost Indian [1]" [John Hartford]. N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor, N:who also had the tune from Benny Thomasson. N:AEac# tuning (fiddle). Finger notes in transcription as if fiddle was in standard N:tuning. M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Devil's Box, vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1996 (p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A |:e/g/g/a/ ga/g/|e/g/g/a/ g2|e/g/g/a ga/g/|e/A/B/c/ A2:| "+"e"+"A [G,2D2]|"+"e"+"A [D2B2]|"+"e"+"A DE/D/|E/A/A/B/ A2||



PRETTY POLLY ANN [3]. American, Reel (2/4 time). USA, Texas. A Major. AEAc# tuning (fiddle). AAB.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor, who learned the tune from Texas fiddlers Eck Robertson and Benny Thomasson [Devil's Box].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (The Devil's Box), vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1996; p. 7.

Recorded sources : - Small Dog a-Barking SD 494, Texas Shorty and John Hartford - "Old Sport" (1995).

See also listing at :
Hear John Hartford & Texas Shorty's recording on youtube.com [1]



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