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WEEPING WILLOW. USA, Alabama. American, Song Air (whole time). The sentimental song was recorded by Alabama fiddler Charlie Stripling (1896-1966) and his brother and guitarist Ira (1898-1967) in 1934 (Honking Duck gives the date as 1929). It was only one of two numbers with vocals the two recorded ("Railroad Bum", the flip side, being the other). However, it had earlier been recorded by Georgia fiddler Earl Johnson (with Emmett Bankston on banjo, and probably Lee "Red" Henderson on guitar) in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1928, for OKeh Records, although the side was unissued.

The Stripling Brothers (middle)



Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Document DOCD 8007, "Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1 1928-1934." Vocalion 5365 (78 RPM), Stripling Brothers (Alabama) {1934}.

See also listing at:
Hear the Stipling Brothers 1934 recording on youtube.com [1]




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