Annotation:West Virginia Polka

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X:1 T:West Virginia Polka S:Harvey "Pappy" Taylor (1894-1987, Effingham, central-south Ill.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Harvey Taylor - Dear Old Illinois (2007) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C (3cde|"*"g2 gg g2gg|g-eec c2cc|+slide+[A2A2]AA A2 AA|A2FF F2GA| [G2B2] GG G2G2| BGBc d3e |g2 g3a g2|+slide+[e4e4][e4e4]| g2g2 gage|c2c2 cdcB|A3A A3A|A2F3G F2| B2GG G3A|BABc d3d|de g2G2G2|d2c3Bc2|| d4 d2c2|BcB2 A2G2|e4e3d|d2c2d2c2| d4 d2c2|BcB2 A2G2|e4 e2d2|c3[Ec] [E2c2]|| P:Substitutions "*"g2 g2 gagf|e2e2 efed|

WEST VIRGINIA POLKA. American, Song Air & Polka (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune was in the repertoire of Effingham, central-south Illinois, fiddler Harvey "Pappy" Taylor (1894-1987). It was derived from a song by the country music duet team of Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper (recorded on 78 RPM and released in September, 1951), who, with their band the Clinch Mountain Clan, were stars on WWVA's Wheeling Jambouree from 1947 to 1958. It was, however, a composition by the Louvin Brothers, Ira and Charlie, who wrote the song for Lee and Cooper which became their theme song.
Wilma Lee (1921-2011) and Stoney Cooper (1918-1977)

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 356.

Recorded sources : - Pick Away Press, Harvey Taylor - "Dear Old Illinois CD 1" (2007. Various artists)

See also listing at :
Hear Harvey Taylor play the tune at Slippery Hill [1][2]

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