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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 “Finger Ring,” “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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