Big Horned Cattle

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 Theme code Index    1L125 1L125L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    USA(Central)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    R.P. Christeson
 Book/Manuscript title    Old Time Fiddler's Repertory vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 28, p. 20
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1984
 Artist    Dwight Lamb
 Title of recording    Hell Agin the Barn Door
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Rounder 0529
 Year recorded    2005
 Score   ()   

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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).