Will Davenport's Tune

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X:1 T:Will Davenport's Tune N:From the playing of fiddler and banjo player Clyde Davenport (Wayne County, Ky.) N:Davenport (b. 1921) was born in Blue Hole Hollow, near Mt. Pisgah on the N:Cumberland Plateau in south-central Kentucky, not far from the border with N:Tennessee. The unnamed tune is sourced to Clyde's father, Will Davenport. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast." D:Swing Cat 1610, Hart & Blech - "A Devil of a Row" (2001) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/will-davenports-tune Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:F (3CDE|FGAc dcAF|"*"G3A GFDE|FGAc dcAG|[F3A3][FG][F2A2][F2A2]-| [FA]GAc dcAF|G3A GFDE|FGAc dcAG|[F3A3][FG][F2A2]:| FF|G2G4 Ac| d2c2d2c2|f3gf2cd |fdcA F2de| fefg f2c2|d2c2d2c2|[c3f3]g f2[cf]g|fdcA F2|] P:Substitutions: "*"GFGA GFDE||



WILL DAVENPORT'S TUNE. American, Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Fiddler Kerry Blech learned this tune from Clyde Davenport (b. 1921, Monticello, southern Ky.), who said it was from the playing of his father, Will Davenport. Since Clyde could not remember the name it was christened "Will Davenport's Tune."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

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Recorded sources: - Swing Cat 1610, Hart & Blech - "A Devil of a Row" (2001). Voyager Records VRCD368, "Allen Hart: Old Time Banjo" (2005). Rounder Records, Hart & Blech - "Young Fogies, vol. 2" (1995).

See also listing at:
Hear the recording by Hart & Blech at Slippery Hill [1]


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