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X:1 T:My Baby Loves Shortenin' Bread T:Shortnin' Bread [2] N:From a 1926 recording of Doc Roberts M:C| L:1/8 D:Gennett 3162-B (78 RPM), Doc Roberts & Edgar Boaz (1926) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb FA|BABF GBFG|B2d2 defd |edec dedB|cdec AFGA| BABF GBFA|B2B2 defd|edec dedB|cdcA B2(3FGA| B2A2 (3GAG F2|BABc defd|edec dedB|cdcB AFGA| BABF GBFA|B2B2 defd|edec dedB|A2cA B2|| de|f2f2f4|=e-fga b4|(=ef)f2f2 d2|edcB AF3| f2f2 fgfe|defg b2(de|f2)=e2_e2de|dBcA B2b2-| b2c'a b4|b2 c'a b4|b2b2 c'd'c'b|a2c'4bc'| d'2f2b2g2|fgfd edcB|ABcd efga|b2 (3c'ba b2f2| b4a4 |b2f4ga| b2b2 c'd'c'b|a2c'4fa| b4a4|g4 fdcB| ABcd efga|b2 (3c'ba b2|| FG|B2g2-gfde|f4- fedc|B2g2-fd2|c2B2-BFGA| B2g2-gfde|f6 ga|b2g2- gfdB|c2 d2B4||

SHORTENIN' BREAD [2]. AKA – “My Baby Loves Shortenin' Bread.” AKA and see "Irish Cobbler (The)." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCC'D. See also the closely related tune "Irish Cobbler (The)" and accompanying notes. Kentucky fiddler Doc Roberts recorded the tune several times on 78 RPM recordings under the title “My Baby Loves Shortenin’ Bread.” He had the tune from an African-American barber by the name of Owen Walker, along with several other pieces with a cakewalk or ragtime flavour, says Mark Wilson (in liner notes to Rounder 0529, Dwight Lamb). Wilson notes it was played by Bethel, Kentucky, fiddler George Hawkins (under the title “Shortenin’ in the Bread.” Missouri fiddlers generally used the “Irish Cobbler (The)” title.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Bryan [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tune, vol. 1), 1994; p. 222.

Recorded sources : - Conqueror 7975 (78 RPM), Doc Roberts (1926). Gennett 3165-B (78 RPM), Doc Roberts & Edgar Boaz (1926). Rounder 0175, James Bryan - "Lookout Blues" (1983. Learned from Doc Roberts' recording). Rounder Records 0533, Roger Cooper. VT-2003, Rhys Jones, Jeff Miller, Jim Nelson - "Mississippi Square Dance vol. 2" (2003).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Doc Roberts’ recording at [2].

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