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X:1 T:Rebels Raid [2] M:2/2 L:1/8 S:W.H. "Bill" Stepp (1875-1957, Magoffin County, southeast Ky.) D:Library of Congress (1937) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/rebels-raid Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G g3a b2 (3aba| |g2d2 ed B2|g3a b2(3aba|ge d2 +slide+[e2e2]-[e2e2]| g3a b2 (3aba|g2d2 ed B2|d3d dedc|B2 G=F (G2[G2B2])| ([B/g/]f/[B2g2])fb2 (3aba |g2d2 ed B2|g3a b2(3aba|ge d2 +slide+[e2e2]-[e2e2]| g3a b2 (3aba|g2d2 ed B2|d3d dedc|B2 G=F (G2[G2B2])|| [DB][Dd][Dd]c B2[GB]G|=FGAB c2cc|ccdc B2[GB]G|=FGAF (G2[GB])G| GDdc [G2B2]GG|=FGAB (c/B/c)[E2c2]|ccdc [GB]G[GB]G|=FGAF [G3B3]G| GDdc [G2B2]GG|=FGAB (c/B/c)[E2c2]|ccdc [GB]G[GB]G|=FGAF [G4B4]|]



REBEL(S) RAID [2]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. G Major {Titon}: D Major ('A' part) & D Major/Mixolydian ('B' part) {Phillips}. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Titon): AABB’ (Phillips). The source for the tune is Kentucky fiddler Bill Stepp (1875-1947) who was recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1937. The sole source for this tune is Stepp, and the melody is unrelated to other pieces with the title "Rebel Raid."
Bill Stepp


Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - W.H. Stepp (1875-1957, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., 1937) [Titon]; Dave Marshall [Songer].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 196. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; No. 167. Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 136, p. 162.

Recorded sources: -Library of Congress AFS1573 B02, W.H. Stepp (Oct., 1937). Pearl Mae 001B, Bruce Greene & Jim Taylor – “Falls of Richmond” (1989). PearlMae Muisc 004-2, Jim Taylor – “The Civil War Collection” (1996). Vigortone ‎– CD VT-2004, Rhys Jones and Christina Wheeler - "Starry Crown" (2005).

See also listing at:
Hear W.H. Stepp's 1937 LOC recording at the Digital Library of Appalachia [1], Slippery Hill [2], the Internet Archive [3], and Berea Sound Archives [4]
See another standard notation transcription at taterjoes.com [5]
See banjo tab for the tune at taterjoes.com [6]

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