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X:1 % T:Sadie S:Alton Jones M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:D (a2|a4)f2 (f2|f2) df edBc|d...

SADIE. AKA and see “Lay Your Good Money Down.” Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Similarities with the first strain of Gene Goforth’s “Emminence Breakdown” (and the Irish “Merry Blacksmith (The)” family of tunes). Drew Beisswenger (2008) points similarities in the ‘A’ part with source Alton Jones’s own “Jefferson/Jeff City]” and the ‘B’ part with Bob Holt’s “Ninth of January.” Kentucky fiddle Roger Cooper believes the tune resembles “Durham's Reel.” No relation to "Little Sadie."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Alton Jones (1918-2002, Theodosia, Mo.), learned from blacksmith and fiddler Allan Jennings [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 84.

Recorded sources: - Rounder 0437, Alton Jones – “Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3: Down in the Border Counties” (2000. Various artists).

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