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X:1 T:Ship in the Clouds S:Norman Edmonds (1889-1976, Hillsville, Virginia) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:ADae tuning (fiddle). Drone at will. Q:"Quick" D:Spring Fed Records SFR-DU 33002, Norman Edmonds - Train on the Island (1973) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (f2|+slide+a2)ee a2bb|aafe d2(f2|a)aff a2bb|aafe d2(f2| a)aef a2bb|aafe d2(A2||:d)dBA d2BA|[B3g3](B [B3g3])(B| =c)(Bc2)cB A2|[G,3G3](G,[G,4G4])|GGED G2ED |fa2f gfe2|1d2d4d2-:|2d2d4||

SHIP IN THE CLOUDS. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Virginia. D Major ('A' part) & D Major/Mixolydian ('B' part). Standard or ADae tunings (fiddle). ABB' (Phillips): AABB (Brody, Kuntz). The source for revival versions appears to be southwestern Virginia musicians Norman Edmonds (1889-1976), and Taylor Kimble (1892-1979) and Stella (Wagoner) Kimble (b. 1892).

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Ship in the Clouds (Indiana) [Brody]; Liz Slade (Yorktown, New York) [Kuntz]; Joe Herrmann with the Critton Hollow String Band (W.Va.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 255. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1), 1994; p. 219.

Recorded sources: -Bay 209, "The Gypsy Gyppo String Band" (1977). Copper Creek CCCD-0196, Tom, Brad & Alice – “We’ll Die in the Pig Pen Fighting.” Flying Fish FF 355, Critton Hollow String Band - "By and By" (1985). Folkways 31062, Ship in the Clouds - "Old Time Instrumental Music" (1978. From Taylor and Stella Kimble, Laurel Fork, Va.). Kicking Mule 209, Bob Carlin - "Melodic Clawhammer Banjo." Rounder CD 0397, Scott Nygaard - "Dreamer's Waltz" (1996). Heritage (Galax) 022, The Kimble Family - "Eight Miles Apart" (1978).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Norman Edwards' version at Slippery Hill [2]

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