What makes a nigger love 'taters so?

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X:1 T:What makes a man love 'taters so? M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" R:Reel S:Lon Jordan (c. 1876-?, Farmington, Arkansas) N:From a 1941 field recording by Vance Randolph (1892-1980) D:Library of Congress AFS 05379 B03 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/what-makes-man-taters-so Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2EFG2[G2_B2]-|[G2=B2][G2B2][G2A2][G2B2]|DDEF G2 G[AB]|[G2B2]G2G3D- D2EFG2[G2_B2]-|[G2=B2][G2B2][G2A2][G2B2]|DDEF G2 G[AB]|[G2B2]G2G4|| [B3g3][Bg][B2g42][_B2f2]-|[=Bg]edd BG2[_Bf]-|[=B3g3][Bg][B3g3][_Bf]-|[B2g2]ed BG3| [B3g3][Bg][B2g42][_B2f2]-|[=Bg]edd BG3G-|G2D2E2G2|{A}[G2B2]G2G2||



WHAT MAKES A NIGGER[1] LOVE 'TATERS SO. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This unfortunate title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph (1892-1980), published in 1954. Randolph recorded the tune for the Library of Congress [AFS 05379 B03] from the playing of fiddler Lon Jordan of Farmington, Arkansas, in December, 1941.

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Recorded sources: - Library of Congress AFS 05379 B03, Lon Jordan (1941).



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