Sugar in the Gourd (6)

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X:1 T:Sugar in the Gourd [6] N:From the playing of Marcus Martin (1881- 1974, Swannanoa, western N.C.), N:from a 1946 field recording. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/sugar-gourd-6 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [B2g2]ga gded|eg2a [d4g4]|G2 GB AGEF|GAGE D4| g3a gded| e[d2g2]a [d4g4]|G2 GB dBGB|dBAF G4| [B2g2][Bg]a [Bg]ded|[de]-[d2g2]a [d4g4]|G2G2 AGEF|GAGE D4| gaba bgeg|[de]-[d2g2][da] [d4g4]|[G2B2] AB (d/c/B) GB|d(BAB) [G4B4]|| GA [GB]AGA |Bd2d [d2e2][d2g2]|G3B AGEF|GAGE D3[G,D]-| [G,G]FGA BAGA| Bd2d [d2e2][d2g2]|G3A BAGB| dBAF G3(E| DE)G(A BA)GA|Bd d[d2e2][d2g2]|[G3B3]B AGEF|GAGE D3E| DE)G(A BA)GA|Bd d[d2e2][d2g2]|[G3B3]A BAGB|dBAF G4||



SUGAR IN THE GOURD [6]. American, Reel (cut time). USA; North Carolina, Kentucky. G Major. Standard or GDgd (Clyde Davenport) tunings (fiddle). AABB. Not related to any other tune by that name. Jeff Titon (2001) suggests the call-and-response structure of this tune suggests African-American origins.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Marcus Martin (Ararat, North Carolina) [Molsky]; Clyde Davenport (b. 1921, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky, 1990) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 157, p. 182.

Recorded sources: - Field Recorders Collective FRC 104, "Clyde Davenport vol. 2" (2005). Rounder 18964-1518-2, Various Artists – “American Fiddle Tunes” (a reissue of the 1971 Library of Congress LP of field recordings).

See also listing at:
Hear Clyde Davenports 1990 recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Marcus Martin's 1946 field recording at Slippery Hill [2]



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