X:1 T:White Oak S:Kelly Gilbert (1895-1991, Franklin County, north-central Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 N:From a 1978 field recording by John Harrod F:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3489 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G gfgg agag|fec2c2c2|ccce abag|f2d2d2[B2g2]-| [B2g2]gg agag|e2c2c2c2|ecef gedc|B2G4|| G2-|[M:2/4](G2[G2B2]) |[M:C|](DG)([GB]G) BGBG |DG[GB]G BGBG| DFAF AFAF | DFAF AFAF|DFAd c2A2|[G6B6]||
WHITE OAK. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "White Oak" is a reel played by several north-central Kentucky musicians. It was in the repertoire of Franklin County, Ky., fiddler Kelly Gilbert (1895-1991), recorded in the field in 1978 by John Harrod, and was played by Anderson County fiddler Everett Kays (1905-1996), recorded in the field by Bruce Greene in 1973. The first strain is reminiscent of "Give the Fiddler a Dram", though perhaps more so in its chord progression than its melody.