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SHOOTIN' CREEK [1]. American, Reel (cut time). USA; West Virginia, southwestern Virginia. D Major. ADae or Standard tunings. AB (Krassen, Silberberg): AABB (Brody): AA'BB' (Phillips). A popular and common tune in the Franklin/Floyd County area of southwestern Va. Alan Jabbour identifies Shooting Creek as a quick-flowing stream that rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains along the Floyd/Franklin County line, and flows down eastwardly through Franklin County in the Virginia Piedmont. The hollow along the creek had a reputation as a locale for moonshining in the early 20th century; it was much favored by bootleggers and became notorious during Prohibition. See also note for "Cripple Creek." Joel Shimberg points out that Kentucky fiddler Manon Campbell’s “Coal Creek” is a close relative of this tune.



Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Oscar Wright (Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia) [Krassen]; Bruce Reid [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 255. Kaufman (Beginning Old Time Fiddle), 1977; pp. 84 85. Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; p. 119. Person (A Collection of Popular Airs), 1889; p. 15 (appears as “Walk Around”). Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 220. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 144.

Recorded sources: -Flying Fish FF260, Jabbour, Thompson, and Bradley - "Sandy's Fancy." Library of Congress (AFS2740-A-2), 1939, J.W. Thatcher/Hatcher (Franklin County, Va.). Library of Congress (AFS 13034b19), Oscar Wright. Rounder 0010, "Fuzzy Mountain String Band" (1972. Learned from Oscar Wright, Princeton, W.Va.). Rounder 0057, Sam Connor (Copper Hill, Floyd County, Va.) - "Old Originals, Vol. 1" (1978).



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