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X:1 T:Tar River N:From the playing of fiddler Earl Collins (1911-1975, Oklahoma and N:southern California, whose musical family had roots in Missouri), recorded N:in the field by Tom Sauber in 1974 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning Q:"Quick" D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A (3EFG|A2Ac BABA|ccec BAFG|A2Ac BABA|ccec A2 EE| A2Ac BABA|ccec BAEE| E2 AA ABAB |cABc A2:| |:(3efg|a2 eg f2 cf|efed cBAg|a2 eg f2c2|e-bbb b2 bb| egae fecd|efed cBAA |E2 AA ABAB|cABc A2:|

Tar River Grocery and Supply Co. An early Tar River, OK., business
TAR RIVER. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title of this reel may refer to Tar River, the original name of the former mining community of Cardin, Ottawa County, extreme northeast Oklahoma (on the border with Kansas and Missouri), abandoned since 2008 due to massive contamination of Tar Creek (which runs through the town) from lead and zinc from the nearby mines. It is considered one of the most polluted locals in the United States and is part of the Tar Creek Superfund Area. The town of Tar River changed its name in 1920 to honor townsite owner W. Oscar Cardin.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Keefer (Old Time Stringband Workshop for Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar & Mandolin), 2011; p. 54. Keefer (Pickin' Magazine), 1976, No. 3; p. 26.

See also listing at :
Hear Earl Collins' 1974 field recording by Tom Stauber at Slippery Hill [1]

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