X:1 T:Snow Shoes  N:From the playing of fiddler John Asby (1915-1979, Fauquier County, Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast." D:County LP 773, John Ashby - "Fiddling by the Hearth" (1979) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/snow-shoes-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D ((3[A,D]-[B,D]-[CD]-|[D2D2]) DE F2AF|G2 GB B2B-cB-c|A-cdd fde^g|fB[B4f4] ([A,D]-[B,D]-| [D2D2])DE F2A[FA]|G2[GB][GB] B-cBc|A-cdd fdec|dfed d2:| |:(3ABc|d2a2(=f^f2)|dfed BdAc|A-cdd fde^g|fB [B4f4]Ac-| d2a2(=f^f>)e|dfed BdAc|A-cdd fde^g|f2 [d4f43]:|
SNOWSHOES . AKA - "Snow Shoes." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Virginia. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB: AABB'CC (Phillips). A version of “Snowshoes (1)”. The reel is reminiscent of, and perhaps related to (at least in the second stain) the Missouri reel "Spotted Pony (2) (The)”. "Showshoes " is a binary tune. The third section in Phillips' 1994 collection is source John Ashby's (northern Va.) first strain, while the first of Phillips strains is the one used by Cecil Johnson.