X:1 T:Shag Poke S:Dwight Lamb (b. 1934, Moorehead, Iowa) L:1/8 M:C| D:Rounder 0429, Dwight Lamb - "Joseph Won a Coated Fiddle" F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/shag-poke Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G (3DEF|G2G2 GBAG|E[A3A3] [A4A4]|C2AA B,2AA|A,2 AB AGEF| G2G2 GBAG|E[A3A3] [A4A4]|ABcd efge|dBAF [G2B2]:| ef|g2 ba g2ag|edef gedg|edef gage|dBAF G2ef| g2 ba g2ag|edef (g/f/e) df|edef gage|dBAF G2||
SHAG POKE. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Shag Poke and Shy-poke are names for a Great Blue Heron in Missouri and elsewhere in the MidWest. The term may have derived from the bird's penchant for defecating while flying (shite poke or shit-a-cord are also names associated with it), which is also sometimes called a Blue Crane. The tune is sourced to the playing of Onawa, Iowa (near the Nebraska border), fiddler Dwight Lamb (b. 1934, Moorehead, Iowa).