Sugar in the Gourd (5)

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X:1 T:Sugar in the Gourd [5] M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) S:Edden Hammons (1875-1955, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) D:The Edden Hammons Collection vol. 2 N:From a 1947 field recording F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/sugar-gourd-1 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A +slide+[e3e3][ee]- [ee]fed|cABG A(EA)d|cABc dfed|cABG A2Ad| cABG A2Ad|cABG A2Ad|cABc dfed|cABG [E2A2]d2| cABG A2Ad|cABG A2Ad|cABc dfed|cABG [E2A2]Ad|cABG A2[A2e2]|| |:[A,4E4]=g4|f=gag edce|d2[df][df] efed|cABG A2 AA| [A,3E3]e =gege|f=gag edce|"*"def^g afed|cABG A2A2:| P:Substitutions ||[M:6/4]"*"def^g a2 (b/a/g)a2 ed|[M:C|]



SUGAR IN THE GOURD [5]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. A Mixolydian. AEae tuning (fiddle). ABB. A cross-tuned, ‘crooked’ (irregular metre), melody from the playing of Edden Hammons (1875-1955) of Pocahontas County, W.Va. Compare with east Kentucky fiddle John Salyer’s “<incipit title="load:dram" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Give the Fiddler a Dram (5)">Give the Fiddler a Dram (5)</incipit>.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -West Virginia University Press, “The Edden Hammons Collection, vol. 2” (2000).

See also listing at:
Hear Edden Hammon's 1947 field recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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