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X:1 T:Young Edward N:From the playing of Hiram Stamper (1893-1991, Hindman, Knot County, Ky.) N:recorded in 1977 in the field by Bruce Greene. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/young-edward Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix B2d2B2|edBA GEED|E6-EE-|G2AG EDED|D-E-E2- E2EE| E2E2 D-EEE|EGGA BAGE|EDEE E2E2|B,D-EE EGAG| A-B-B4+slide+B2-|B2 B2 B,D-EE|E2 GG BAGE|E-DEE E2 GG| [M:3/2]E-D B,2 +slide+E6||B,D|[M:C|][B,2E2] dd BBed|BAGE ED-EB|eBd2BA ^G2| A-B-B2- B2A2-|B3A-B3B|e2 de Bded|[M:3/2]BAGE ED E4-EE-| [M:C|]G2 AG EDB,B,|[M:7/8]D-E2E E2 E4 E4 ||



YOUNG EDWARD. AKA and see "Lonesome John." American, Air (whole time). A Major. AEae or EBEB tuning (fiddle). Played as a moderately paced listening tune up to breakdown speed. "Young Edward," from Knott County, Kentucky, World War I veteran and fiddler Hiram Stamper [1], is derived from the air to “Drunkard’s Dream (The),” a ballad whose first line is:

Hiram Stamper (1893-1992)


Young Edward you look so handsome now,

Stamper himself sang the following couplet (but could not remember any more of the lyric), for Bruce Greene:

I dreamed I staggered home one night,
Through dark and dismal gloom.
I missed my wife where could she be?
And strangers filled the room.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 740.

Recorded sources : - Crooked Jades – “Seven Sisters.” Shanachie Records, Gerry Milnes & Lorraine Lee Hammond – “Hell Up Coal Holler” (learned from Hiram Stamper). June Appal JA-087, Charlie Stamper – "Glory to the Meeting House" (2014). Shanachie 6040, Gerry Milnes & Lorraine Lee Hammond – “Hell Up Coal Holler” (1999. Learned from the playing of Hiram Stamper). YODEL-071-CD, Christian Wig - "Chadwell's Station: Fiddling on the Frontier" (). Bruce Greene - "Five Miles of Ellum Wood."

See also listing at :
Hear Bruce Greene's 1977 field recording of Hiram Stamper playing the tune at Berea Digital Content [2] and the Digital Library of Appalachia [3]
See/hear Hiram's son Charlie Stamper play his version of his father's tune on youtube.com [4]



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