Prosperity Special

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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 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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