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X:1 T:Stoney Point [1] N:Transcribed from the playing of fiddler Bob Walters N: (1889-1960, Burt County, eastern Nebraska) on a Dec., N:1950, home recording. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Parts can be played single or double. 'C' and 'D' are Walters' variations. B:Christeson - Old Time Fiddlers Repertory vol. 1 (1973, No. 239, p. 99) D:Univ. of Missouri Press, Bob Walters - Old Time Fiddlers Repertory (1976) D: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G ((3DEF|G2) ged2 ed|Bdge dBAF|G2 ge d2 ed|cBAG FDEF| G2 ge d2 ed|Bdge dBAF|GBge dged |BdAF G2:| |:GA|B2e2 e3f|gedg dBAF|B2e2 efge|fgaf g2fe| B2e2 e3f|gedg edBA|Be2e efge|fgaf g2:| |:g2|gbag egdg|egdg egdg|gbag edBd|egfa g2d2| bag egg |egdg egdg|gbag edBd|egfa g2:| |:g2|gage dged|Bdge dBAF|GBge dged|cBAG FDEF| G2 ge d2 ed|Bdge dBAF|GBge dged|BdAF G2:|

STON(E)Y POINT [1]. AKA and see "Stony Point Reel" (Pa. title), “Buck Creek Girls,” “Booker’s Bluff,” "Hop Along Sally," “Hop Skip Squirrel,” "Hop Squirrel," "Kelton's Reel," “Off with Your Jacket,” "Old Dad," "Pigtown Fling," "Rocky Point Jig," "Wild Horse," "Wild Horses at Stoney Point," "White Horse (3)." American and British Isles; Breakdown and Reel. USA, widely known. G Major ('A' and 'C' parts), E Aeolian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (Brody): AABBCCDD (Christeson): AA'BC (Bayard). Christeson (1973) says it was descended from "Kelton's Reel", published in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), however, there are earlier appearances of the tune in North America, not to mention its British and Irish origins under the various "Miss McLeod" titles. Early printings in the United States include Old Dan Emmett’s Original Banjo Melodies (1844) as “Old Dad,” with words. It also can be found in Winner’s Music of the Dance (1866) as “Stony Point Reel,” and, under the similar title, "Rocky Point Jig" in Elias Howe's Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (1880-1882). Setauket, Long Island, painter and fiddler William Sydney Mount included a version of the tune in his mid-19th century music manuscript collection as "Off with Your Jacket." The tune is known locally as "Hop Squirrel" in the Franklin/Floyd County area of Virginia, but a similar title for the melody, called “Hop Skip Squirrel,” was in the repertoire of Wade Enloe of Eldon, Missouri, in the north Ozarks (Bill Rogers, personal communication). 'Hop' was retained in Ira Ford's title, "Hop Along Sally," which may also have been collected by him in Missouri in the first half of the 20th century. See also the Mid-West variant “Walk Along John (1),” and the related “Nigger in the Woodpile (2).” Can be found in Elias Howe's Jigs and Reels under the title "Kelton's Reel" and in White's Unique Collection of Jigs and Reels (Boston, 1896) as "Pigtown Fling."

Although the name "Stoney Point" is quite common, the tune may take its name from Stoney Point on the lower Hudson River, the location of an American War for Independence battle in which Mad Anthony Wayne successfully assaulted a fortified position.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Marr (Missouri, 1949) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; Appendix No. 19, p. 580. Brody (Fiddlers Fakebook), 1983; p. 267. R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 99.

Recorded sources : - Bay 727, "Kenny Hall and the Sweet Mill String Band." County 762, Lyman Enloe‑ "Fiddle Tunes I Recall." Dorian Discovery DIS-80103,Helicon- "Horizons" (1992). Kicking Mule KM‑327, "Scartaglen" (1984). Library of Congress, 1939, W.A. Bledsoe (Meridian, Miss.). PearlMae Muisc 004-2, Jim Taylor – “The Civil War Collection” (1996. Collected by fiddler Bruce Greene from Jake Phelps, Todd County, Kentucky, and John Salyer, Magoffin County, Ky.). Rounder 0004, Clark Kessinger‑ "Old‑Time Music" (appears as "Wild Horses"). Rounder 0060, Brother Oswald and Charlie Collins‑ "Oz and Charlie." Rounder 0092, Tony Rice‑ "Manzanita." Rounder 0089, Oscar and Eugene Wright‑ "Old Time Fiddle and Guitar Music fromWest Virginia." CD, Alan Jabbour, James Reed, Bertram Levy – “A Henry ReedReunion” (2002).

See also listing at :
See Pete Martin’s bluegrass transcription [1] (pp. 51-58)
Hear Bob Walters (Nebraska) 1950 home recording at Slippery Hill [2]

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