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X:1 T:Snow Shoes [2] 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 [2]. 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 [2]" 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.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Cecil Johnson & John Ashby (1915-1979, north Va.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 226.

Recorded sources: -County 773, John Ashby - "Fiddling by the Hearth” (1979).


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