X:1 T:Slidin' Jenny S:Luther Strong (Hazard, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 N:One part tune. N:The 'F' natural notes in the first measure are played in between sharp and natural. N:Played as a 'swung' reel or fast hornpipe, which it very much resembles. D:Library of Congress AFS (1937) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/slidin-jenny Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (3A,B,C|:D2[=F2A2]D2[F2A2]|"*"DD2cd2[DA]-|[EB]FGD (EF)GA|"**"Beef (e4| e)fgf e2 [ce]A|BcdB AGFD|"***"A,2 A,B, =CED(G| F2)D2 +slide+D2D2-:|| P:Substitutions |"*"D(cd)c d2[DA]||"**"Be3 e4||"***"A,2A,2 C=EDG|"or"A,B,(A,B,) =CEDG|
SLIDIN' JENNY. American, Reel (cut time). D Major/Modal. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune was recorded for the Library of Congress by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax in Hazard, Kentucky, in October, 1937, from the playing of fiddler Luther Strong (1892-1963), originally from Breathitt County. The one-strain tune was played as a 'swung' reel, almost like a fast hornpipe (which it quite resembles), with modest melodic and rhythmic variation each repeat.