Why don't You Shovel?

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X:1 T:Why don't You Shovel Like I used to? N:From a 1998 field recording of fiddler Gary Harrison, who had N:the tune from Orval Hale, of Sullivan, Illinois M:C| L:1/8 R:County Rag Q:"Quick" D: Marimac 9039-C, Chirps Smith - "Prairie Dog" (1991) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/why-dont-you-shovel-i-used Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C [_EB]-[=Ec]|-[E2c2]cBA2G2|AGAB c3c|+slide+d2d2 dedc|B2(G2[G2B2]) AB| c2 cB A2G2|"*"AGAB c3G|A2G2 EDCE|D2 [C4E4]:| |:[G,^F][G,G]-|"**"[G,2G2]E2D2CE|GAGE [G,3D3][G,^F][G,G]-|[G,2G2]E2D2CD|1ECDC [C2E2]:|2ECDC C3|| C|CDEF G2 GG|GAGE [G,3D3]D|CDEF G2 E2|GEDB, C2B,-C-| CDEF G2G2|GAGE DEDD|CDEF G2E2|GEDB, C2||



WHY DON'T YOU SHOVEL? AKA - "Why don't You Shovel Like I used to?" American, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Phillips): AABB'CC. A two-part tune, with a third part added by fiddler Garry Harrison.

Why don't you shovel, why don't you do?
Why don't you shovel like I used to?


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Orval Hale (Sullivan, Ill.) via Lynn “Chirps” Smith [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 257. Harrison and Burgess (Dear Old Illinois), 2007; No. 279.

Recorded sources : - Marimac Cass. 9039-C, Lynn "Chirps" Smith – "Prairie Dog" (1991).

See also listing at :
Hear Garry Harrison play the tune at Slippery Hill [1]



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