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RAVEN'S GAP. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Tennessee. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Kerry Blech believes this tune akin to "Brooksie." Fiddler Charlie McCarroll learned the tune from his father, renowned Upper Cumberland fiddler Uncle Jimmy McCarroll (born 1892, Wheat, Anderson County, East Tennessee), but called it "Rabin's Gap."

Source for notated version: Charlie Acuff (Tenn.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 195.

Recorded sources: CA-01, Charlie Acuff - "Left Handed Fiddler" (1990. A privately issued cassette from 70 year old Charlie Acuff, of Alcoa, Tennessee).

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See/hear Charlie McCarroll play the tune [1]




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