Snowbird on the Ashbank (3)

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X:1 T:Snowbird in the Ashbank S:Jim Booker via John Masters (1904-1986, Lexington, Fayette County, central Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" N:Field recording by John Harrod c. 1975 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/snowbird-ashbank-0 N:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3462 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz R:Reel K:D eg|f[d3f3]-[d2f2] eg|f[d3f3]-[d2f2] ef|g2A2 cdef|g2e4ag| fd3-d2 eg|fd3-d2f2|gfed cdeg|fe d4|| |:F2|+slide+[A4A4][A2A2]dB|A[GA][FA][EA] [D2A2]FD|[A,3E3]Ec4| B4 c4|A4 BcdB |A[GA][FA][EA] [D2A2]A2|ABcd efge|f2d4:||



SNOWBIRD IN THE ASHBANK [3]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. D Major. Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). AABB. One of several (unrelated) tunes by this title. Masters told Harrod the bird (snowbird refers to a junco) was in the ash bank and not on it, as the title usually goes. The tune is imitative of the bird's hopping, as are other "Snowbird in/on the Ashbank" tunes, more-or-less.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John Masters (1904-1986, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., 1978), who had the tune from African-American fiddler Jim Booker [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 152, p. 177.

Recorded sources: - Rounder 0377, John Masters (et al) – “Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, vol. 2; Along the Kentucky River” (1997).

See also listing at:
Hear John Master's c. 1980's recording by John Harrod at Slippery Hill [1] and at Berea Sound Archives [2]



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