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WASHINGTON COUNTY. AKA and see “Washington and Lee Swing (2)." Bluegrass, March (cut time). USA. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Phillips): AB (Brody). A bluegrass double-stop show-piece “composed” by bluegrass fiddler Kenny Baker [1], although it apparently is based on “Washington and Lee Swing.” Baker was Bill Monroe’s fiddler with the Bluegrass Boys for twenty years.

Kenny Baker (1926-2011)

Source for notated version: Kenny Baker [Brody, Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 285. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2), 1995; p. 163 (appears as “Washington and Lee Swing” [B]).

Recorded sources: County 719, Kenny Baker “Portrait of a Bluegrass Fiddler.” County 2705, Kenny Baker – “Master Fiddler.” Rounder 0086, Butch Robbins “Forty Years Late.”

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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