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SHADY GROVE [2]. AKA and see "Salt River (3)." Old Time, Breakdown. USA; Virginia, West Virginia. A Dorian (Krassen): A Mixolydian (Phillips). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Krassen): AABB (Phillips). The first and second strains of the melody are reversed between Krassen's and Phillips' printed versions. West Virginia fiddler Oscar Wright’s version is slower and more plaintive than southwest Virginia fiddler Henry Reed’s version (see "Shady Grove (3)), points out musicologist Alan Jabbour.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Oscar Wright (Mercer County, West Virginia) [Krassen]; Armin Barnett and Oscar Wright [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; p. 118. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 125.

Recorded sources: -Rounder 0089, Oscar and Eugene Wright ."Old Time Fiddle and Guitar Music from West Virginia." Rounder 0132, Bob Carlin "Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo" (1980. Learned from a recording of southwest Virginia fiddler Sam Connor, who knew the tune under the title "Salt River"). Rounder 0241, The Chicken Chokers "Shoot Your Radio" (1987. Learned from Wade Ward, Galax, Va.). In the repertoires of Luther Davis, Galax, Va., and Fiddlin' Cowan Powers (b. 1877, S.W. Va.) {and who recorded it for Okeh in September, 1927, though apparently unissued}. The Whistlepigs - "Out of Their Hole" (Learned from the playing of Kentucky fiddler John Salyer).

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