Shooting Creek (3)

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X: 1 T:Shootin' Creek [3] R:reel D:Columbia (78 RPM), Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers (1928) N:A version of "Cripple Creek" Z:transribed by Andrew Kuntz M:C| L:1/8 K:F c4||fgfd c2A2|B-cd2 c2(G2|A2)F2 GFDD |CDE2 F2F2| fgfd c2A2|B-cd2 c2(G2|A2)F2 GFDD |CDE2 F2F2|| FGAF GFDE|FGAF C2C2|FGAF GFDF|CDE2 F2F2| FGAF GFDE|FGAF C2C2|FGAF GFDF|CDE2 F2F2||



SHOOTIN' CREEK [3]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, North Carolina. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The title refers to the same Franklin County, Va., bootlegging area as other "Shooting Creek" tunes. Members of the famous early 20th century string band Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers spent a good deal of time in the area between 1924 and 1931 and recorded a tune under the title. Joel Shimberg points out the the Ramblers’ “Shootin’ Creek” is really a version of “Cripple Creek.”

Buy me a horse and make me a sled,
Nobody rides with Ida Red.
Ida Red she lives in town,
She weighs four hundred and forty pounds.

Cho:
Going up Shootin’ Creek, going in a run,
Going up Shootin’ Creek, have a little fun.

Ida Red she’s a darned old fool,
She tried to put a saddle on a humpbacked mule.
Up the road and across the creek,
Can’t get a letter but once a week.

Going up Shootin’ Creek, going in a run,
Going up Shootin’ Creek, have a little fun.

Going up Shootin’ Creek, going in a run,
Take my razor and a Gatling gun.

Going up Shootin’ Creek, going in a run,
Going up Shootin’ Creek, have a little fun.

The recording is partly a skit, and begins with the band playing "Green Mountain Polka" when they are interrupted by a new arrival (Charlie Poole) who asks them if they can play "Shootin' Creek." Roy Harvey (gtr.) reckons they can and they oblige by playing the tune, and Charlie sings.

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Recorded sources: -Columbia 15286 D (78 RPM), Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers (1928. Lonnie Austin on fiddle. The recording begins with the band playing "Green Mountain Polka").



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