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X:1 T: Wandering Boy N:From the solo playing of fiddler and banjo player Frank Jenkins (1888-c. 1945, N:Dobson, Surry County, western N.C.) M:C L:1/8 R:Song Air N:AEae tuning (fiddle) Q:"Moderately quick" D:Gennett 6165 (78 RPM), Frank Jenkins (1927) D:Document DOCD 8023, "DaCosta Woltz's Southern Broadcasters & D:Frank Jenkins' Pilot Mountaineers , 1927-1929" (2005). D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/wandering-boy Z:Andrew Kuntz K:A EA||:J[cc]>(B c/d/)e/c/ |A2A<A|D2 (F/G/A) |C>D- E/A/A|Jc>A c/A/c |e2dc|[E2B2]e-f |e2- e(3f/e/B/| J[cc]>(B c/B/c/B/) |A2A<A|D2 (F/G/A)| C>D- E/A/A|c>c e/c/c/A/ |{c}B2B<-c|1A4-| A[EA]- [A/A/][A/A/][AA]:|2A4|-A|| ((3[E/A/][F/A/][G/A/] .[AA]).[GA]|:[FA]>[GA] [FA]<[EA]| [E/A/][F/A/][AA]- [AA][AA]|([A/A/]-[A/B/])-[A/B/][A/c/] [AB][Ac]| {B}[A2A2]-[A/A/]B/- A/G/| [FA]>[GA] [FA][GA] |[A2A2] [E2B2]|[M:3/4] ef e2- e/f/e/(B/|[M:2/4][Ec]>)(B c/B/c/B/) |A<A-A/A/A| J[AA]>[AA] AC|E2 (3E/F/G/A |c>c e/c/c/A/ |{c}B2B<-c|1A4-| A/(3E/F/G/ [A/A/][A/A/][AA]:|2A4||

Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters. Frank Jenkins is the banjo player to the far right.
WANDERING BOY. American, Song Air (4/4 time). USA, western North Carolina. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is sourced to the 1927 solo fiddle recording by Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina, fiddler and banjo player Frank Jenkins (1888-c.1945) of the intertwined groups Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters as well as Frank Jenkins' Pilot Mountaineers. The group recorded only one time, in Richmond, Indiana, cutting 18 sides over a few days. Jenkins' solo is an instrumental version of a song air.

The Carter Family recorded a song called "Wandering Boy," but it employs a distanced melody from what Jenkins played.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 703.

Recorded sources : - Gennett Records 6165 (78 RPM), Frank Jenkins (1927). Document Records DOCD 8023, "Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters & Frank Jenkins' Pilot Mountaineers (1927-1929)" (2005). Flying Fish FF 334, The Red Clay Ramblers - “It Ain’t Right” (1986. Learned from the playing of Tommy Jarrell and Frank Jenkins).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Frank Jenkins' 78 RPM on youtube.com [2] and at Slippery Hill [3]
Hear/see Adam Hurt's banjo version on youtube.com [4]

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