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X:1 T:Uncle Noah Jamison N:From the playing of Audley Cable (1909-1993, born Wolfe County, east Ky., lived N:much of his life in Michigan) recorded in the field in 1985 by Bruce Greene, in Fla., N:where he had retired. The tune was untitled but credited to Noah Jamison by Cable, N:although it is not known where Jamison lived. Bruce Greene referred to it as N:"Uncle Noah Jamison's Tune." N:In 1930 Cable lived with Ky. fiddler Darley Fulks in Muskegon, Michigan, where they N:worked in the oil fields (Cable was a tooldresser), but when they played together N:Fulks played the fiddle and Cable the guitar (interview tape by his neice, John Harrod N:collection Berea College JH-CT-080-A 28:00). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D: D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D D2-|DEFG A2 AB|d2d2 dBAB|A2 e2 efed|A2 ef e2D2-| DEFG A2 AB|d2 f2 edBA|ABcd efge|[M:3/2]fd e2 d6:| d2|fa2b a2fa-|afef- edBA|A2 e2 efed|A2 ef e2d2| fa2b a2 fa-|afef- edBA|ABd2 efge|[M:3/2]fd e2 d6:|

UNCLE NOAH JAMISON. AKA - "Uncle Noie Jamison." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Uncle Noah Jamison" is sourced to fiddler Audley Cable (1909-1993). When Greene recorded him in 1985 at Dade City, Florida (where he had retired), Cable had no name for the tune but said he learned from one Noah Jamison. Unfortunately, no further details have surfaced and it is unknown where Jamison was from, or where Cable learned the tune. Although born in Wolfe County, east Kentucky, as a young man Cable moved to Muskogee, Michigan, where he worked in the oil fields as a tooldresser. There, he lived for a time with an older Kentucky fiddler, Darley Fulks, who also worked in the fields, and the two would play occasionally at night, although Cable would play the guitar to Fulks' fiddling. Cable himself played a right-handed violin left handed, with the coarse strings on the bottom and the fine strings on the top, notes collector and musician Greene, who was instrumental in popularizing the tune.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 683.

See also listing at :
Hear Bruce Greene's 1985 field recording of Audley Cable at the Digital of Library Appalachia [1], at Slippery Hill [2], and Berea Sound Archives [3].

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