Shaking down the Acorns (2)

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X:1 T:Shaking off the Acorns T:Shaking down the Acorns [2] S:Edden Hammons (Pocahontas County, West Virginia) N:Home recording, 1947 M:C| L:1/8 N:ADae tuning (fiddle) D:West Virginia University Press CD SA-1, The Edden Hammons Collection vol. 1 (1999) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/shaking-acorns Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix [A2A2]|([EA]D)[EA]G [A2A2]AB|{B}c2e2 dcBA|G2 [Be]G A2 [Be]G|E2[Ae]B G2[Be]G| EDEG A2[Ae]B|{cd}c2[A2e2] dcBA|G2 [Be]G- A2 [A4A4]||SAB|ce2G EDEG| A2 AB c2e2|dcBA G2Bd|[e6e6]e-f|edBA G2 Bd| g2 ga g2e2|d=cBA G2Bd|+slide+[e6e6]e-f|edBA G2Bd| gaba g2e2|d=cBA G2[GB]G|+slide+[A2A2]BG E2BG|+slide+[A2A2]BG EDEG| A2AB {^cd}c2 e2|d^cBA G2[GB]G|[A2A2][A2A2]-[A2A2]AB| [ce]AAG EDEG| [A2A2] AB (c/d/c) e2|dcBA G2[GB]G|A2[Ae]G E2BG|A2 AG EDEG| [A2A2] AB (c/d/c) e2|dcBA G2[GB]G|A2[A4A4]S||



SHAKING DOWN THE ACORNS [2]. AKA – “Shaking off the Acorns.” American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). A Mixoldyian. Standard or ADae tunings (fiddle). AA'BB. Pocahontas County, West Virginia, fiddler Burl Hammons [1] (-1993) used ADae tuning, and said his tune came from his uncle Nige Cogar, who lived near the Hammons family when Burl was young. Carl Felischauer says in notes to Rounder 0018 that “the tune is one of those dance tunes, encountered often in British tradition but rarely in America, that are sometimes called ‘circular’ because they do not stop on the tonic at the end of each strain but move directly into the next strain.” It was also in the repertoire of family scion Edden Hammons [2] (1876-1955), Burl's uncle, who called the piece “Shaking off the Acorns”, and who also played it in ADae tuning. He was recorded by folklorist Louis Watson Chappell playing the tune in 1947.
Edden Hammons


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Danny Gardella [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 217.

Recorded sources : - Taragot Records, Ånon Egeland, Arto Järvelä & Bruce Molsky - "Rauland Rambles" (2016). West Virginia University SA-1, "The Edden Hammons Collection vol. 1" (1999).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Hear Edden Hammon's 1947 home recording at Slippery Hill [4]
Hear/see David Bragger's version at youtube.com [5]
See banjo tab [6] See another standard notation transcription by Pete Showman [7]



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