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RUN DOWN BOOT. American, Reel (cut time). An Illinois tune from Walter "Pete" Priest (d. 1991) of Paradise (in the east-central part of the state), collected by Gary Harrison in 1971. Priest was aged 71 at the time.
“Pete Priest,” Tarble Arts Center- Folk Archives, accessed April 21, 2018, [[1]].
Priest was known regionally as a dance fiddler and had learned to play at age eight, when the family lived in Kentucky.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Pete Priest learned the tune from his fiddler father, in Kentucky.



Recorded sources : - Pick Away Press CD-1, Pete Priest – “Dear Old Illinois” (2007. Various artists). Indian Creek Delta Boys – “Traditional music of Illinois” (1991).

See also listing at :
Hear Garry Harrison play the tune at the Fiddle Tune Archive of the Olde Towne School of Folk Music [2], along with a moderately paced version [3]



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