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X:1 T:Red Fox [1] S:Alan Jabbour M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/red-fox-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G a4 abag| fd[d2f2][d4f4]|[B3g3][Bf] [B2g2]ag|fd [d2f2][d2f2][df](f/g/| a4)-abag| fd[d2f2][d2f2]ef|gaba g2[d2g2]|1edBA G4:|2edBA G|| |:[G,D]|[G,2G2][D2B2][D2d2][D2B2]|(cA)+slide+[A2A2] [A4A4]|(ABcd) e2 dc|BG [G2B2][G2B2]((3[G,D][G,E][G,F]| [G,2G2])BB d2BB|+slide+cA3 +slide+[A2A2]ef|g2(f/g/f) e2dc|B(DG2) [G,3G3]:|]



RED FOX [1]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Va. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Alan Jabbour called the tune "unusual, and so far untraceable," and speculated it may have derived from a 6/8 jig, transformed into a duple time tune in the Upland South.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Henry Reed (1884-1968, Glen Lyn, Va.) [Krassen].

Printed sources : - Krassen (Appalachian Fiddle), 1973; p. 56.

Recorded sources: -Rounder 0024, “The Hollow Rock String Band” (1974. Learned from Henry Reed).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Alan Jabbour's 1966 field recording of Henry Reed playing the tune at Slippery Hill [2] and at the Library of Congress [3]
See Alan Jabbour handwritten standard notation MS at the Library of Congress [4]
Hear Alan Jabbour's version from a 2002 concert tape at Slippery Hill [5]



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