Rocky Mountain (1)

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X:1 T:Rocky Mountain S:Marcus Martin M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Martin plays the 7th measure of the second strain as transcribed N:consistently throughout the tune. 4beats + an eighth note. All N:eighth notes are same length. F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D a2-|abag fga2|bagf efgf|ecde fgaf|[M:5/4]edc2A4 a2-| [M:C|]a3g fg a2|[M:5/4]bagf efg2 {g}fe |defe dBAF E2|[M:C|]D6|| A2 AF A2[d2f2]|[D2d2]de dBAF|A2 AB AFED |E2 EF E2 DF| A2 AF A2 [d2f2]|d2 d2 d3(3BcB|(7ABcdBAF E2|1D6 (3DEF:|2 D6||

ROCKY MOUNTAIN [1]. Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in September, 1942, for the Library of Congress by field recorder Artus M. Moser from the playing of fiddler Marcus Martin, near Swannanoa, North Carolina. of A tune by this name was mentioned in the humorous dialect story "The Knob Dance," published in 1845, set in eastern Tennessee. See also Art Galbraith’s “Rocky Mountain Hornpipe (1)” for a variant of this tune, as well as “Zack Wheat's Piece.”

Additional notes

Marcus Martin

Source for notated version: - Marcus Martin (1881-1974, Macon County, western North Carolina) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 201.

Recorded sources: - Library of Congress AFS 07881 B, Marcus Martin (1942).

See also listing at:
Hear Marcus Martin's 1942 field recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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