Rabbit up a Gum Stump

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X:1 T:Rabbit up a Gum Stump N:From the playing of fiddler Hiter Colvin M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) N:Drone strings liberally D:Victor Vi V-40230 (78 RPM), Hiter Colvin (1929) D:County CD-3507, Hiter Colvin - Echoes of the Ozarks vol. 2 (1995) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/rabbit-gum-stump Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A [A2g2]-|"*"[A2a2] ab a2e2|fafe e2ce|a2ac' ac'e2| cABc A2[Ag]-[Aa]-| [Aa] [Aa]c' ac' e2|fafa e2ce|aaac' ac' e2|cABc A2|| [GA]-[AA]-|:[A2A2] AB +slide+c2 Ac|BcBA A2EG|[A2A2] AB +slide+c2 Bc|1 AcBc A2EF:|2 AcBc A2|| P:Substitution: "*"[A2a2] ac' ac' ea|fafa e2ce||



Hiter Colvin
RABBIT UP A GUM STUMP. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Rabbit up a Gum Stump [1]" was recorded by fiddler Hiter Colvin (1900-1975) in 1929, one of six sides recorded for Victor Records in Dallas, Texas. It was a Colvin showpiece, and meant to evoke a hunting scene, with dogs pursuing rabbits along Broadtree Creek near the community of Fellowhsip (northeast of Dubach, north Louisiana), where he was born. The tune was released on Victor Records with the correct labelling, but its release on the Montgomery Ward label had the tune played by "Hitler Colvin" and gave the title as "Rabbit in a Pea Patch" (the name of an Uncle Dave Macon recording). Jack Spence believes the tune's name change may have been the result of a deliberate decision by Montgomery Ward rather than a mistake [1].


See also Colvin's "Monroe Stomp/Stamp."


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Recorded sources : -

County CD-3507, Hiter Colvin - Echoes of the Ozarks vol. 2 (1995). Victor Vi V-40230 (78 RPM), Hiter Colvin (1929).



See also listing at :
Hear Hiter Colvin's 1929 recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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  1. Oldtimepartyblog, "Remembering Hiter Colvin--who recorded Monroe Stomp (Stamp)," see Jack Spence's comment of 11/23/2015 at bottom [2].