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X:1 T:Spanish Two-Step N:From the playing of Clyde Blair (Arkansas) M:C| L:1/8 R:Two-Step Q:"Moderately Quick" D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb DE||SF2B2D2 B2|F2BF D3D-|E2D2C2AG|F2AF C3C|C2D2E2F2| +slide+A3B- A2G2|[M:3/2]F2F2{D}E3D- E2F2|[M:C|] D3E- D2F2|B,2D2-D2E2| F2B2D2 B2|F2BF D3D-|E2D2C2AG|F2AF C3C|C2D2E2F2|G-A2B- A2G2| F2F2 G2A2|[D4B4][D3B3]c|[D2B2]||F2-F2A2|d3(^c d=c)B-A|F3 F D2F2| +slide+E3F- E2D2|C3C- C2D2|E2F2G-A2B-|A2G2F2D2|E3D E2F2| D3E- D2F2|B2D2-D2E2| F2B2 +slide+d3(^c |d=c)B-A F4| D2F2 +slide+E3F | E2D2 C3C | C2D2 E2F2|G-A2B- A2G2|F2F2 G2 A2| [D4B4] [D3B3]c |B2D2-D2F2S||

SPANISH_TWO-STEP. American, Two‑Step. USA; Texas, Arkansas. A Major ('A' and 'B' parts) & D Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC. "Spanish Two-Step" was composed by Texas fiddler Wikipedia:Bob Wills (1905-1975), who developed the melody while playing in a New Mexican band that included some Mexican‑American musicians. Wills' version become the fourth best-selling country music record for the year 1936. The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bob Wills (Texas) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 134.

Recorded sources : - Arhoolie 7029, Adolph Hofner & his Texans - "South Texas Swing" (1994). Folkways FA 2381, "The Hammered Dulcimer as played by Chet Parker (Mich.) (1966). Old Blue 501, Lewis Thomasson - "Old Texas Tunes Played the Old Way" (c. 1969). Vocalion 03230 (78 RPM), Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys (1936). Lee Stoneking - "Rainbow of Fiddle Tunes" (197?).

See also listing at :
Hear Arkansas fiddler Clyde Blair's version at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Cecil & John Snow's (Ark.) version at Slippery Hill [2]

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