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 Theme code Index    1H344# 5533
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Kenny Baker & Bill Monroe
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Central)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    David Brody
 Book/Manuscript title    Fidder's Fakebook (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 40
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1983
 Artist    Kenny Baker
 Title of recording    Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    County 761
 Year recorded    1976
 Score   ()   

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BIG SANDY RIVER. Bluegrass, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Kenny Baker and Bill Monroe (1963). The Big Sandy River is a tributary of the Ohio, and forms part of the boundary between the states of West Virginia and Kentucky along its entire length. The name derives from the numerous sand bars found in the river.

Source for notated version: Stuart Williams (Seattle) [Silberberg].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 40. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; pg. 9.

Recorded sources: County 761, "Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe." Vetco 506, Fiddlin' Van Kidwell - "Midnight Ride." Voyager 316-S, Vivian Williams and Barbara Lamb - "Twin Sisters."