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X:1 % T:Rose Nell S:Violet Hensley (b. 1916, Arkansas) M:C| L:1/8 K:G |:G2G2G2A2|B2A2G2E2|D6....

ROSE NELL. Old-Time, Air. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. One of the first tunes source Hensley played on the fiddle. There is a 19th century song called “I’d Rather be with Rosy Nell,” but what relationship this tune may have with it, if any, is unknown—musically they are dissimilar. Source for notated version: Violet Hensley (b. 1916, Montgomery County, Arkansas), learned from her father, George Washington “Wash” Brumley when she was age 12 in 1928 [Beisswenger & McCann].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 54.

Recorded sources: - Rounder CD 0435, Violet Hensley – “Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 1” (1999. Various artists). Violet Hensley – “Wang Wang Blues.”

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