Annotation:Sook Pied

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X:1 T:Sook Pied M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel and song B:Thede - The Fiddle Book (1967, p. 65) K:A EA AA|A/A/A/A/ FE|EG GG|G/G/G/G/ FE| E>A A/A/A|A>A FE|E/E/G/G/ F/F/G/G/|A2-Az||

SOOK PIED. American, Reel/Song. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Marion Thede, writing in The Fiddle Book (1967) described the "Sook Pied" as a "Negro song" and explains that sook was a shortened form of sookey, a cow, while 'pied' denotes a hide that is spotted. She prints several verses to the song, the first of which goes:

Green corn, green corn, growin' in the garden,
Sook pied, sook pied, come and git your nubbin;
Hoe my yaller gal hoe my darling,
Hoein' in the cotton and the cane.

See also notes for “annotation:Finger Ring,” “annotation:New Five Cents (2),” which are tunes linked not by music, but rather by the floating lyric sung to them.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 65.

See also listing at :
Hear "Sook Pied" played on banjo by Elijah Hill (1888-1967), recorded c. 1965 in Henry County, Indiana, at Berea Sound Archives [1]. Hill was originally from Pulaski County, Kentucky.
Hear Ky. fiddler Sammie Walker's 1976 field recording by Bruce Green at Berea Sound Archives [2]

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