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X:1 T:Russian Rabbit T:Hoosier N:John Salyer (1882-1952, Magoffin County, east Ky.), N:from a 1941/42 home recording by his sons Glen & Grover M:C| L:1/8 D:Berea College Appalachian Center AC 003, John M. Salyer - D:"Home Recordings 1941-42" (1993) D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4283 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G Bc|d2d2 G2 Bd|BGAF G2Bc|d2d2 +slide+[G3B3]d|BGAF G2Bc| d2d2 G2Bd|BGAF G2 Bc|d2d2 +slide+[G3B3]d|BGAF G2Bc| d2d2 G2Bd|BGAF G2 Bc|d2[B2g2][B2g2]ed|BGAF G2Bc:| |:d2ef g2b2|aged [e2e2]ef|gfed Bded|BGAF GG[GB][Gc]:|]



RUSSIAN RABBIT [1], THE. AKA and see "Bell Cow," "Hoosier (2)," "Hoosier Rabbit," "Rooshian Rabbit." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB’. The tune was recorded by Magoffin County, Kentucky, fiddler John M. Salyer in 1941 and 1942 by his sons Grover and Glen Salyer who used a home disc cutting machine to record some of their father’s old-time fiddle and banjo tunes. Local southeast Kentucky pronunciation is ‘Rooshian’, says Jeff Titon (2001).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John M. Salyer [1] (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., 1941 or 42) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 139, p. 165. The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 562.

Recorded sources: - Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, “John M. Salyer: Home Recordings 1941-42” (1993). Leatherwood (cassette), Bruce Greene – “Vintage Fiddle Tunes” (1987).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Salyer's 1941 recording at Slippery Hill [3] and Berea Sound Archives [4]



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