Arkansas Traveler (1)

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 Theme code Index    126L1 5L5L6L1
 Also known as    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
 History    
 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
 Media    
 PDF 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 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 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] 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 Traveler, 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 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 https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4275 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 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: https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/arkansas-traveler-8 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]:|]