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WHEN THE LEAVES BEGIN TO TURN BROWN. AKA "When the Leaves Turn Brown," "When The Leaves Turn Brown Again." American, Song Tune (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): ABB (Phillips). The tune was popularized by fiddler Tommy Jackson [1] (1926-1979), whose repertoire and playing spanned both old-time and bluegrass genres. See also the related first strain of "Walking in My Sleep."

Sources for notated versions: Tommy Jackson [Phillips]; Jack Link [Silberberg].

Printed sources: The Devil's Box, vol. 20, No. 2, 1986; p. 18. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 164. Silberberg (I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 168.

Recorded sources: Dot 1254 (78 RPM), Tommy Jackson (1955. Backed with "Sally Johnson").




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