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X:1 T:Silver Nail N:From the playing of Fiddlin’ Bob Larkin M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G b2 bb bag2| f-aa2 a4| c'2c'af2f2|f-ggg g3a| b2 bb bag2|aaa2 a3b-|c'2c'af2f2|ggg2 g2:| |:BGBB AGAc|BAGB Ad2c|BGBB ABAF|GEDB, G,B,2c| BAGB AFAc|BGBB [D3A3]f|gage dged|BcAF G2[G,2D2]:||



SILVER NAIL. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Silver Nail" is from Arkansas fiddler Robert William "Bob" Larkan [1] (1867-1942, whose name sometimes is given as 'Larkin'), who recorded the tune with a family band in Memphis, Tenn., in Nov., 1928.

Fiddlin' Bob Larkan & His Music Makers; circa 1928. (Bob Larkan sitting, 2nd from left)



Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "Bob" Larkan (Arkansas) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 223.

Recorded sources : - Vocalion 5313 (78 RPM), Fiddling' Bob Larkan & Family (1928).

See also listing at :
Hear the recording by Bob Larkin & His Music Makers at youtube.com [2]



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