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WHITESBURG. Old-Time, Breakdown. A Major/Mixolydian. AEae or Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. The title honors the town of Whitesbury , Letcher County, eastern Kentucky. The 'G' notes may be either sharp or natural, and the tune is often played in cross-tuning (AEae). Kentucky fiddler Santford Kelly recorded a tune called “Whitesbury of Old Kentucky,” later recorded by bluegrass musician Ricky Scaggs on a Rebel LP as “Whitesburg.”
Source for notated version: Evan Stover (NY) with Fiddle Fever [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 256.
Recorded sources: Field Recorders' Collective FRC 503, "Santford Kelly" (2005)Rounder Records - "Best of Fiddle Fever: Waltz of the Wind" (1984).