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X:1 T:Prosperity Special N:From the playing of fiddler Buster Grass (Bethany, Oklahoma), recorded in N:1976 by Jim Renner. N:Originally from Bob Wills N:Some slurs are slides M:C| L:1/8 D: D: Z:Andrew Kuntz K:C G2-|:SGAcG AcGA|cGAc- cGAc|[d4g4]-[dg]-[da] [dg]-[da] |[d4g4]-[dg][da]ge| GAcG AcGA|cGAc- cGAc|g2ag- gd-e2|1[c4e4]- [ce]dcA:|2 c6-c|| |:d-|[M:C|]eg3- gagd|ecd-c- c4|[fg]-[fa]-[f2a2]- [fa]bab|(gab)g a-g3| +slide+c'4- c'3d'|c'3d' c'3d'|c'2-a2g2a-g-|1[M:3/2]gd-ed c4- c3:|2 gd-ed c3d cAS||

PROSPERITY SPECIAL. AKA and see "Pike's Peak," "Rat Cheese under the Hill." American, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A retitling of the tune called "Rat Cheese under the Hill" originally recorded by the Kessinger Brothers in 1929, and given the wikipedia:Bob Wills and band's western swing treatment. Perhaps Wills or Vocalion thought a topical, hopeful but blander title would sell better ("Prosperity is just ahead" was a catch phrase of the latter 1930's).

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Country Music Foundation CMF 010-L, Bob Wills - "Fiddle" (1987. Reissue of 1938 recording). Vocalion 05228 (78 RPM), Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (1939. Recorded Nov., 1938, in Dallas, Texas, with Wills, Jesse Ashlock and Sleepy Johnson on fiddles and Leon McAuliffe, steel guitar).

See also listing at :
Hear Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys recording at [1]
Hear Buster Grass's 1976 field recording by Jim Renner at Slippery Hill [ttps://]

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