Seabolt Quickstep

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X:1 T:Seabolt Quickstep S:Jim Herd M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:D ga-|a2 a2 fgag|f(d[d3f3])^a-|b2b2....

SEABOLT QUICKSTEP. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Source Jim Herd (1919-2002) was born in Eastview, Missouri, but moved to Washington State in 1951. He retained his Missouri fiddle style, however, learned from early influences such as Lonnie Robertson. Beisswenger & McCann (2008) record that Herd told recording producer Mark Wilson (Rounder Records) that he believed the title referred to a dancer named Sissie Seabolt, from Hancock County, Tennessee. Wilson suspects that quicksteps such as this were once popular along the Tennessee/Kentucky border area. [Ed.: while there appear to have been a few Seabolts in Hancock County, Tenn., there is no mention on the web of Sissie].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Jim Herd [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 57.

Recorded sources: - Rounder Records CD – 0437, Jim Herd – “Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3” (2000. Various artists).

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