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X:1 T:Sweet 'Bama N:From the playing of Georgia fiddler Stanley Bailey, recorded in the field in 1982 by Joe LaRose. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/sweet-bama K:A [Ae]-[Af]-|[Af]ef=g fede|[Ae]-[A2f2]a e2[Be]-[ce]-|[ce]BAc BAFE|1[EA]-[A2A2][AA][A2A2]:|2+slide+[A2A2 ] E-F A2|| |:[A2f2]|[A2e2] BA B-cAA|[Be][ce]-[ce][FA][E2A2][A2f2]|[Ae]A-cA BAFG|1[A3A34][FA][E2A2]:|2 [A3A3][AA][A2A2]||



Stanley Bailey around 1923 or 1924 with a cigar-box fiddler that he made. [Nashville (Ga.) Historical Society).
Stanley Bailey.
SWEET 'BAMA. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. The source for the tune is fiddler Stanley Bailey (1914-1988) of Nashville, Berrien County, south Georgia. Bailey was the Georgia State Fiddle champion in 1932 and 1934. Bailey was "rediscovered" in the 1980's, several years prior to his death, and was recorded in the field by Ohio fiddler Joe LaRosa, Alice Gerrard, Bob Carlin, Jim and Joyce Cauthen and others.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Liz Slade (Yorktown, New York) [Kuntz].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 641.

Recorded sources : - Marimac Recordings 9014, Joe LaRose - "A Southern Catalog" (1988). Voyager VRCD-354, Hart & Blech – “Build Me a Boat.”

See also listing at :
Hear Georgia fiddler Stanley Bailey's 1982 field recording by Joe LaRosa at Slippery Hill [1]



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