Scott No. 2 (1)
X:1 T:Scott No. 2  S:Bill Driver (Iberia, Miller County, Mo.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" D:University of Missouri, Bill Driver - Old Time Fiddlers' Repertory (1976) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/scott-number-one Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz R:Reel K:G ga|b2 ba b2 ag|efga g2d2|a2 aa abag|fgab a2ga| b2 ba b2 ag|efga g2d2|efge d2ef|gaba g2|| G2|GB(ge) d3e|dcBA G2G2|BGAG E2D2-|DB,-B,A, G,2G,2| (G/B/g)- ge d4|c4 B4|ABAG EFGA|B2[G4B4]||
SCOTT NUMBER TWO . AKA and see "Lane," "Fever in the South." American, Reel (cut time). USA; Mississippi, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri. G Major (Driver): A Major (Jordan). AEae or Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. As with many widespread old-time reels, there are many versions and variants. Bill Driver's and Lon Jordan's tunes were recorded roughly around the same time in the Midwest (central Missouri and north-central Arkansas, respectively) and are recognizably cognate tunes, but distanced; they are in different keys, fiddle tunings, and the melodic lines are not the same, yet they are essentially the same tune. The reel was recorded for the Library of Congress by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph (1892-1980), from the playing of Ozarks Mountains fiddlers in the early 1940's, and also recorded for the same institution in 1939 by Herbert Halpert from the playing of Tishomingo County, Mississippi, fiddler John Hatcher. Ira Ford included a version in his 1940 book Traditional Music in America (1940) under the title "Lane." There is a 1955 recording of Fulton, Missouri, fiddler Lee Vatty playing it as "Fever in the South," about which fiddler Charlie Walden writes:
[The hoedown] originated Callaway County and was likely part of the old repertoire from Black fiddlers in the region. Latty with his wife Marie playing “Hawaiian” guitar, was a regular on Radiophone WOS in the 1920s, which broadcast from the State Capitol dome in Jefferson City, Missouri. In Mid-Missouri among the older generation of fiddlers I learned from he was a true giant, often recalled in stories and renditions of his tunes played well into the 1980s.
North Carolina fiddler Bill Hensley played an entirely different tune by this title, for which see "Scott No. 2 (2)."