Big Horned Cattle
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BIG-HORNED CATTLE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. On Charlie Walden's list of '100 essential Missouri fiddle tunes'. Missouri fiddler Cyril Stinnett learned the tune from his father, who was from the southern part of the state, around Ford.
Source for notated version: Cyril Stinnett, "from tradition rather than from the recording industry" (Missouri) [Christeson].
Printed source: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; No. 28, p. 20.
Recorded source: Rounder 0529, Dwight Lamb - "Hell Agin the Barn Door" (2005).