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 Theme code Index    126L1 5L5L6L1
 Also known as    Joe Smith, Reel Arkansas, Reel des Voyageurs (Le)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass, Contra, Minstrel, Old-Time, Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4, 2/4
 Structure    AB, AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William Sydney Mount
 Book/Manuscript title    William Sydney Mount manuscript collection
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1852
 Artist    Don Richardson
 Title of recording    Arkansas Traveler
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Columbia A2140 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1916
 Score   (1)   

X:2 T:Arkanses Traveller [sic] [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 S:William Sydney Mount manuscripts N:Mount annotates his manuscript page with “Stony Brook (Long Island, New York) N:August 22nd, (18)52” and “As played by P(?).J. Cook.” At the end of the first part is the N:note “octave 2nd time,” meaning presumably that probably the first eight bars are to be N:played an octave higher as a variation when the whole tune is repeated, probably with N:the two bar ending that Mount entered at the top of the page. Interestingly, Mount’s N:manuscript predates the first known publication of the melody, in Buffalo, N.Y., by N:Blodgett & Bradford in 1858, although the tune and the story of the traveler and the N:country fiddler were known to be in circulation some two decades beforehand, N:stemming probably from plantation sources and then to the minstrel stage. Z:Transcribed and annotated by Andrew Kuntz K:D (D/E/)F/D/ B,B,/D/ | A,A,/B,/ DD | EE FF | D/E/F/D/ B,D | (D/E/)F/D/ B,(B,/D/) | A,A,/B,/ DA | (d/c/)(d/A/) (B/d/)(A/G/) | (F/D/)(E/F/) D2 :| |:(a/g/)f/a/ (g/f/)e/g/ | (f/e/)d/f/ (e/c/)A2 | d/d/d e/e/e | (f/e/)d/f/ e2 | (a/g/)f/a/ (g/f/)e/g/ | (f/e/)d/f/ (e/c/)A | (d/c/)d/A/ (B/d/)A/G/ | (F/D/)E/F/ D2 :|]

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Buckley’s New Banjo Method (1860, p. 30) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A A/>B/c/>A/ FA|E/>B/(3e/B/G/ Ac/e/|d>e c>e|c/>B/A/>c/ B/>G/F/>E/| A/>B/c/>A/ FA|E/>B/(3e/B/G/ A>e|a/>e (3e/e/e/ f/>e/e/>e/|(3d/B/B/ (3B/e/B/ Az:|| e/>d/c/>e/ d/>c/B/>d/|c/>B/A/>c/ B/G/E|Ac/A/ GB|A/>c/ (3e/c/e/ Bz| e/>d/c/>e/ d/>c/B/>d/|c/>BA/>c/ B/G/E|A/A/ zE/ F/>E/C/>A,/|BC A,2|| e/>d/=c/>e/ d/>c/B/>d/|=c/>B/A/>c/ B/G/E|A=c/>A/ GB|A/>=c/(3e/c/e/ Bz| e/>d/=c/>e/ d/>=c/B/>d/|=c/>B/A/>c/ B/>G/E|A/A/ z/E/ =F/>E/C/>A,/|z/ B,/ =CA,z||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Contra Dance Tune B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus No. 1 (1862, p. 47) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D dd BB|AA Bd|ff ee|d/f/e/d/ BA| d/e/f/d/ B/c/d/B/|AA Bd|d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/G/|F/D/E/D/ D2| dd BB|AA Bd|ee ff|de/d/ BA|| (3ABc d/e/f/d/ |dd BB|AA Bd|ff ee|d/e/f/d/ B/c/d/B/| d/e/f/d/ B/c/d/B/|AA Bd|d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/d/|f/d/e/c/ d2||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveller [sic] [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Septimus Winner - Excelsior Collection for the Violin (1864, p. 28) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G/A/B/G/ EG|DD/D/ EG|AA/A/ BB/B/|AA/B/ A/F/D| G/A/B/G/ EG|DD/D/ EG|gg/d/ e/g/d/c/|B/G/A/F/ G2|| dd cc|BB/G/ A/F/D/|GG/G/ AA/A/|BB/G/ AB/c/| dd/B/ cc/A/|BB/G/ Ad|g/f/g/d/ e/g/d/c/|B/G/A/F/ G2|| dB/d/ cA/c/|BG/B/ A/F/D|GG/G/ AA/A/|BB?G/ AB/c/| dd/B/ cc/A/|BB/G/ Ad|g/f/g/d/ e/g/d/c/|B/G/A/F/ G2||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveller [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 57) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (3A,/B,/C/|D/F/E/D/ ~B,D|A,~A, DD/F/|EE/D/ FF/E/|D/F/E/D/ B,/D/A,/C/| D/F/E/D/ B,/A,/D/B,/ |A,A, D(3A/B/c/|d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/G/|F/D/E/C/ Ez:| |:f/g/|a/g/f/a/ g/f/e/g/|{g}f/e/d/f/ e/d/B/A/|{e}d/c/d/f/ e/d/e/g/|Tf/e/d/f/ e(3e/f/g/| a/g/f/a/ g/f/e/g/|f/e/d/f/ e/d/c/A/|e/c/d/A/ B/d/A/G/|F/D/E/C/ Dz:| |:D/F/E/D/ B,(3.B,/.B,/.B,/|A,(3.A,/.A,/.A,/ D(3.D/.D/.D/|E(3E/E/E/ FF/A/|G/E/F/D/ {F}E/D/B,/A,/| D/F/E/D/ .B,(3.B,/.B,/.B,/|A,(3.A,/.A,/.A,/ D(3A/B/c/|d/c/d/c/ d/B/A/G/|F/A/G/E/ Dz:| |:Sf/g/|a/>A/ .A/4.A/4.A/4.A/4 g/>A/ .A/4.A/4.A/4.A/4|f/d/f/d/ e/c/ (3A/B/c/|d/c/d/f/ e/d/e/g/|f/e/d/f/ e/e/f/g/| a/>A/ .A/4.A/4.A/4.A/4 g/>A/ .A/4.A/4.A/4.A/4|f/d/f/d/ e/c/ (3A/B/c/|d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/G/|F/A/G/E/ Dz:| [D/F/A/]>[F/A/] (3[F/A/][F/A/][F/A/] [B,/E/A/]>[E/A/] (3[E/A/][E/A/][E/A/]|[A,/E/A/]>[C/E/A/] (3[C/E/A/][C/E/A/][C/E/A/] [D/F/A/]>[F/A/] (3[F/A/][F/A/][F/A/]|[B,/E/A/]>[E/A/] (3[E/A/][E/A/][E/A/] [D/F/A/]>[F/A/] (3.[F/A/].[F/A/].[F/A/]|D/F/E/D/ B,/A,/B,/C/| [D/F/A/]>[F/A/] (3[F/A/][F/A/][F/A/] [B,/E/A/]>[E/A/] (3[E/A/][E/A/][E/A/]|[A,/E/A/]>[C/E/A/] (3[C/E/A/][C/E/A/][C/E/A/] D(3A/B/c/|d/c/d/c/ d/A/B/G/|F/D/E/F/ Dz!D.C.!||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1], The M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Capt. F. O'Neill Z:Paul Kinder R:Reel K:G d2|GBAG E2 GE|D2 DD E2 G2|ABAG TB2 BG|ABAG TE2 D2| GBAG E2 GE|D2 DD G2 Bd|gfgd (3efg dc|BGAF G2|| Bc|dcBd cBAc|BAGB AFDF|GEGB AFAc|BAGB A2 Bc| dcBd cBAc|BAGB AFDF|gfgd (3efg dc|BGAF G2||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1] N:From the playing of blacksmith and fiddler William Marion Reece (1874-1939, N:Zionville, Watauga County, western N.C.), recorded in 1936 by John N:Lomax for the Library of Congress. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:ADae tuning (fiddle) D:Library of Congress AFS 00841 B03, Marion Rees [sic] (1936). D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D |:fg|a2f2 gfeg|fdfd ecec| d2[df][df] e2 cc|defd A3f| a2ff gfeg|fedd ecec|defd B2 A2|FDEC D4- D2:| |:B,C|D2DD B,2B,B,|A,2 A,A, D2DD|EDED FDFD|EDED B,B,B,C| D2DD B,CDB,|A,2 A,A, D3D| EDFG A2Ac |BABc dBAG|[M:3/2]FDEC DD3-D2:| A-c|[M:C|]d2dd BcBB|AB A2 d3f|eded fdfd| eded B2 Bc| d2dd BcBB|AFA2 d3f|eded fdfd| eded B2 Bc| d2dd BcBc|[M:3/2]AF A2 d4A2||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1] N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) N:recorded at home 1941/42 by his sons on a disc player M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Brisk" D:Berea Sound Archives Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D fg|afff gfeg|fedf edcA| defd edcA|defd e2fg| aaff gfeg|fedf edcA|defd ABAG|[M:3/2]FDEC D6-:|| |:[M:C|]DFED B,2D2|A,G,A,B, D3F|EDED F2F2|EFFD B,2D2| DFED B,2D2|A,G,A,B, D2A2|ABdA BdAG|1FDEC D4-:|2[M:3/2]FDEC D6|| AB|[M:C|]d2[df]d BcdA|AFDA d2[d2f2]|Aceg [d2f2][d2f2]|efed B2AB| dfed BcdB|AFAB d2[d2f2]|fgaa fgfd|[M:3/2]edcA d3c d2||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 N:Transcribed by Annabel Morris Buchanan on Aug. 12, 1931, from the N:playing of fiddler Frank Blevins (1911-2001, Asche County, N.C.) B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 32, No. 2, Summer 1998 (p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G [D/D/]E/F/|:[G,/G/]>B/A/>G/ E/>F/G/>E/|D/>B,/D/>E/ G>G|A/G/A/A/ BB |A/B/A/G/ ED| [G,/G/]>A/B/>G/ E/>F/G/>E/|D/>B,/D/>E/ G>G|g/f/g/d/ e/g/e/d/|B/G/[DA] GB/c/|| d/>e/d/>B/ c/>B/A/>A/|B/>A/G/>B/ A/>G/E/>F/|G/>A/B/>G/ A/>G/E/>F/|G/A/B/G/ AB/c/| d/>e/d/>B/ c/>B/A/>A/|B/>A/G/>B/ A/>G/E/>D/|g/>a/g/>d- d/>e/d/>c/ |B/>G/A/G/- G2||

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1] S:Jim Bowles M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:ADae tuning (fiddle) D:Marimac Recordings 9060-C, Jim Bowles - Railroading through D:the Rocky Mountains (1994. Originally recorded in 1959) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D +slide+[D2D2]-|[DD]FED B,CDB,|A,B,A,B, D2([B,D][CD]|[D2D2])[D2D2] [DA][EA][FA][EA]|[DA]FED B,A,B,C| DFED B,CDB,|A,B,A,B, +slide+[D2D2]FG|+slide+[A2A2][A2A2] ABAG|FDED D2+slide+[D2D2]-| [DD]EFD B,CDB,|A,B,A,B, +slide+[D2D2]+slide+[D2D2]-|[D2D2][D2D2] EDFE|DFED B,A,B,C| DFED B,CDB,|A,B,A,B, +slide+[D2D2]FG|+slide+[A2A2][A2A2] ABAG|FDED +slide+[D2D2]|| |:([Af][Ag]|[A2a2])a2 {f}gfeg|fedf ecAc|d2[d2f2] Acec|ddfd A3f| abaf gfeg|fedf edcA|[B2e2][B2e2][Be]cAG|FDED [D2D2]:|]

X:1 T:Arkansas Traveler [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 1987, p. 59 N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy from the playing of Ira Hathaway Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D f/g/|"D"a/g/f/a/ g/f/e/g/|f/e/d/f/ e/d/B/A/|d/c/d/f/ e/d/e/g/|"D"f/e/d/f/ "A7"e/e/f/g/| "D"a/b/a/f/ g/f/e/g/|f/e/d/f/ e/d/B/A/|d/e/d/A/ B/d/A/G/|"A7"F/D/E/C/ "D"D:| [D/A/][D/A/]|"D"[D/A/]F/E/D/ [B,/D/][C/D/][D/D/][B,/D/]|[A,/D/][G,/D/][A,/D/][B,/D/] [DD][D/A/][F/A/]|"A7"[E/A/][D/A/][E/A/][D/A/] [F/A/][D/A/][F/A/]D/|E/F/E/D/ B,/A,/B,/C/| "D"[D/A/]F/E/D/ [B,/D/][C/D/][D/D/][B,/D/]|[A,/D/][G,/D/][A,/D/]A,/B,/ D/F/A/B/|d/e/d/A/ B/d/A/G/|"A7"F/D/E/C/ "D"D:|]