Ways of the World (1)
X:1 T:Ways of the World  S:Luther Strong (1892-1962, Hazzard, Perry County, east Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" N:DDae tuning (fiddle) N:From a 1938 field recording by Aland and Elizabeth Lomax D:Library of Congress AFS F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/ways-world-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A2-|ABd2[df]e f2|edBd A2A2-|ABde f2a2|e3f e4| ABde fedf|eddB A2(B/c/B)|A2F2EF2E|[D,6D6]|| (B/c/B)|AGFG A3B|A2+slide+ [F4A4] (B/c/B)|AG F2 +slide+[A4A4]|[D,6D6] (B/c/B)| AGFG A3B|A2 FE D2 (D2|D)FED EF3E|[D,6D6||
WAYS OF THE WORLD . Old Time, Bluegrass; Breakdown. USA; Tennessee, Kentucky, southwestern Va. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was first recorded in 1937 by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax from the playing of Dalesbury, Ky., fiddler Luther Strong. Tom Carter and Blanton Owen (1976) identify it as a popular Patrick County, Va., fiddle tune belonging to an early repertoire established before the "band" style, or fiddle/clawhammer banjo combination, became popular. Tom Paley thinks Strong may have used a DDae tuning. Jeff Titon (2001) notes that three fiddlers played “Ways of the World” (probably this version) at the 1919 Berea, Kentucky, fiddle contest.