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RED SKIN GAL. AKA and see "Brown Skin Gal." American, Country Rag. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A variant of Texas fiddler Eck Robertson's "Brown Skin Gal" AKA "There's a Brown Skinned Gal Down the Road Somewhere," primarily defined by the omission of the Robertson's third strain.

Source for notated version: Gary Lee Moore (Oklahoma and Shoreline, Washington) [Silberberg]. Moore learned the tune from Oklahoma fiddler Orville Burns, one of his mentors.

Printed sources: Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 125.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
See Austin Rogers' standard notation transcription of Moore's version [2] [3]
See/hear Vi Wickam play the tune on youtube.com [4]
See Gary Lee Moore play the tune on youtube.com [5][6]




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