Big Sandy River
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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."