Annotation:Raccoon on a Rail

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X:1 T:Raccoon on a Rail S:The Hometown Boys (Bill Helms, Gid Tanner, Riley Puckett) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Columbia 15762-D (78 RPM), Hometown Boys (1931) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2-|DG[GB][GA][G2B2]D2-|DA[Ec][Ed][E2c2]D2-|DG[GB][GA] [GB]AGA|[GB]+slide+[A2A2][AA][A2A2]D2-| DG[GB][GA][G2B2]D2-|DA[Ec][Ed] [Ec]egf|edcB A2F2|G3G G2:|| DG-|G[GA][G2B] Bd3|g6(ga)- |age2 [c2e2]-[d2e2]-|[e6e6]e2| gage dBG2 |Bdde gedc|B2G2 AGAB|G2[GB][GB][G2B2]:|

RACCOON ON A RAIL. AKA and see "Possum on a Rail." American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded by the Hometown Boys, a group made up of an ad hoc conglomeration of North Georgia musicians who combined and re-combined in different configurations to record. The Hometown Boys included Skillet Licker regulars Gid Tanner on banjo and Riley Puckett on guitar, with Bill Helms on fiddle. A version of the tune had been recorded a year earlier by the Mississippi Possum Hunters as "Possum on a Rail." Both tunes are based on a I-IV-I-V-I chord progression, and are similar to "Bile them Cabbage Down" and "Roscoe."

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Recorded sources: - Columbia 15762-D (78 RPM), The Hometown Boys (1931). County 544, Hometown Boys - "Georgia Fiddle Bans, vol. 2" (1977. Reissue recordings).

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