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 Theme code Index    5L136 1H1H1H5
 Also known as    Billie in the Lowground (1), Beaus of Albany (1), Billy in the Low Land (1), Braes of Auchtertyre (1), Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over, Jinny in the Lowlands (1), Kerry Fulton's Schottishe, Kerryman's Daughter (1) (The), Red Church
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass, Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AA'BB
 Editor/Compiler    E.F. Adam
 Book/Manuscript title    Old Time Fiddlers Favorite Barn Dance Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 42, p. 17
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1928
 Artist    Doc Roberts
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Gennet 3235 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1925
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Billy in the lowground

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Billy in the lowground

X:1 T:Billy in the Low Ground [1] S:Leonard Rutherford (c. 1900-1954, Monticello, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" D:Columbia 15209-D (78 RPM), Burnett and Rutherford (1928) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C CA,|:G,A,CD EGA(B|c)Bcd cGAG|E+slide+[A2A2]c AGEG|A(de)d ed c2| G,A,CD EGA(B|c)Bcd cGAG|E+slide+[A2A2] B AGEG|1cGAG EDCA,:|2cGAG EDC2|| |:g3a gecd|e(ga)(g e)dcd|e+slide+a2a abag|egag edcd | eg2a gedg|e(ga)(g e)dcd|+slide+[e2e2]+slide+[ee]-[de] cAGA|cGAG ED C2:|]

X:1 T:Billy in the Low-land T:Billy in the Lowground [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:E.F. Adam - Old Time Fiddlers Favorite Barn Dance Tunes (1928, No. B:42, p. 17 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C ((3G,/A,/B,/|.C)C [G,E][G,G]|[Ec][E/c/]-[E/d/] [E/c/](G/E/G/)|A(A/B/) A/(B/c/d/)|[ee]>[de]- [ee] ((3G,/A,/B,/| .C)C [G,E][G,G]|[Ec][E/c/]-[E/d/] [E/c/](G/E/G/)|A(A/B/) A/(G/E/G/)|G/E/D/(B,/ C):| |:(e/f/|.g)a/b/ (a/g/)e/d/|(c/d/)e/g/ (e/d/)c/A/|GA/B/ (A/B/)c/d/|[ee]>[de]- [ee](e/f/| .g)a/b/ (a/g/)e/d/|(c/d/)e/g/ (e/d/)c/A/|GA/B/ (A/G/)E/F/|G/E/D/(B,/ C_:|

X:1 T:Billie in the Low Ground [1] I:from the playing of John Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" N:From home recordings made in 1941-1942 by Salyer's sons N: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C [C3E3]D [C2E2]DE|c2 cd c2G2|ABAA- AABc|[ee][e2e2]d [e2e2]ge| [C3E3]D [C2E2]DE|c2c-d c2G2|A3B AG E2|[G,D]-[A,E][CE][A,E] [G,D][C3E3]:|| |:eg2g gage-|ec-cd c2 [G,2G2]|A2a2 abag|ea2b a2g2| eg2g gage-|ec-cd c2 [G,2G2]|A3B AG E2| [A,2E2][CE]A, [G,D][C3E3]:|

X:1 T:Billy in the Lowground [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of Texas fiddler S:Bob Wills (1905-1975). B:Stephen F. Davis - The Devil's Box, vol. 26, No. 1, Spring 1992; p. 41 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C G,|:C>D EG|"2"[ce]-"2"[ee] "4"c/"2"A/"1"G/"3"E/|A>B A-c|d/A/G/E/ D/C/[CE]:| |:"4"g>a g/e/a/g/|e/d/c/d/ c/A/G/"0"A/|a>a a/c'/a/g/|e/a/g/a/ g/e/c| e/ga/ g/e/a/g/|e/a/g/a/ g/e/c|e2- e/g/e/d/|cG- (A2|"3"[A2c2] c/)A/G/E/|D/C/[CE]:|

X:1 T:Billy in the Low Ground [1] N:From the playing of fiddler and coal miner Delbert Hughes (1905-1982, W.Va.), from a home recording. N:Hughes was born in Jellico, TN, raised in Kentucky, and settled in Ohley, Kanawha CO, WV in his mid thirties. Q:"Moderately quick" M:C| L:1/8 D:Augusta Heritage AHR-015113, "Delbert Hughes - The Home Recordings". D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C e-|g3e ga g2e2|aged c-AGG|Aa2a a2g2|aged cAcc| e-gg2 ggee|aged cAGG|Acc2 G2Ac|c-AGE D>CC2| e-g3 g2e2|aged cAcc|ea2a a2g2|bgag edcd| egag e2gg|aged cAGG|Acc2 G2Ac|c-AGE D>CC2|| G,-A,2CA,2 C2|EGAc cAGG|A-c2c c2c2|cAGE DCC2| G,-A,2CA,2 C2|EGAc cAGG|EGA-cc2 cd |cAGE DC[CE]C| C3C C2C2|EGAc cAGG|Ac2c- c2ed|cAGE DC C2| G,-A,2CA,2 C2|EGAB cBAG|EGAB {B}c2cc|cAGE DCC2||

X:1 T:Billy in the Low Ground [1] N:From the playing of Carlton Rawlings (1907-1969, Bath N:County, Ky.), from a field recording that came into N:the possession of John Harrod in the 1970's. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" N:Few slurs, mostly saw bowing. D:Field Recorders Collective FRC 718, Carlton Rawlings (2015) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C (A,B,|C2)DE GA c2|deed cAGD|EA G3GTG2 |GEDC- C2(A,B,| C2)EF GAcd|ef_{gf}ed cAG2|GBA3 ea2 |g2 ed c2C2-| CCEF GAcd|efed cAGE|GBAB cBAE|GEDC- C4|| eg2a g2 ag|edce dcAc|eaab a2ga|bgag edcd| edga gceg|aged cGGG| +slide+[A2A2]AB cABA|GED(C [C2E2])eg-| g3a g2 ag|edce dcAc|eaab a2ga|bgag edcd| edga gceg|aged cGGG| +slide+[A2A2]AB cA{Bc}BA|GED(C [C2E2])||

X:1 T:Billy in the Lowground [1] L:1/8 M:C| S:Jay Ungar Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C CA,|:G,A,CD EGAB|cBcd cAGB|ABAG EGAB|1 cAGE DCA,C:|2 cAGE D C3|| |:e g2 e g3 (g|g)age d c3|e a2 e a3 (a|a)bag edcd| e g2 e g3 (g|g)age d c3|ABAG EGAB|cBGE D C3:||

X:1 T:Billy in the Lowground N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of Howdy Forrester M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 23, No. 2, Summer 1989 (pp. 51-53) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C P:1 (3G,/A,/B,/|CC E/G/A/B/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/E/|E/A/A A/B/c/A/|[e2e2] e2| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|cc/c/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/[CE]| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/ |c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/F/|EA A/B/c/A/|[e2e2][e2e2]| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|cc/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/[CE]|| [cg]>a [cg][c/g/]a/|(3g/a/g/ e/d/ c/A/G/c/|e/g/a a>g|ae/d/ c/A/G/c/| (e/f/)g [cg]>a|ge/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/ [CE]| [c/e/]ga/ [cg]>a|gd/e/ c/A/G/c/|e/g/a/b/ g>f|ge/d/ c/A/G/c/| e/g/g/a g>a|fe/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/[CE]|| G,/B,/C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/F/|E/[A/e/][AA] A/B/c|[ee]>[ee] [e2e2]| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/[CE]|| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/B/|c/d/e/d/ c/A/G/E/|E/A/A A/B/c/A/|[e2e2][e2e2]| G,/B,/C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/C|| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/d/e/d/ cA/G/F/|E/[A/A/][AA] A/B/c/A/|[e2e2][e2e2]| G,/B,/C/D/ E/G/A/B/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|c/A/e/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/C|| P:2 e/f/g/a/ ge/g/|(3f/g/f/ e/d/ c/A/G/c/|e/g/a/b/ a>^f|ge/d/ c/A/G/c/| d/ga/ g>^f|ge/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/ C| e/[cg]a/ [cg]>a|ge/d/ c/A/G/c/|e/ag/ a>^f|ge/d/ c/A/G/c/| d/fa/ f>^d|ec/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C/ D/C/C|| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/B/|cc/d/ c/A/G/F/|E/AB/ A/B/c/d/|[e2e2][e2e2]| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|ce/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/E/C? D/C/[CE]| (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|A/B/c/d/ c/B/c/d/|a/^g/a/=g/ e/g/ (3f/g/f/| e/c/a/g/ e/d/c/B/|c/G/e/d/ c/A/G/E/|E/G/A/B/ c/B/c/d/|c/A/G/E/ D/C/C|e/ga/ gd/^d/| e/d/c/A/ G/E/G/c/|e/ab/ ad/^d/|(3e/f/e/ c/g/ (3f/g/f/ e/a/|(3f/g/f/ e/d/ c/A/^d/e/| c/A/G/c/ A/G/^d/e/|c/A/G/c/ A/G/ ^d/e/|d/c/A/d/ c/A/^d/e/|d/c/A/G/ E/C/[CE]|| e/^f/g/a/ (3g/a/g/ e/g/|^f/g/e/d/ c/A/G/c/|e/g/a/b/ (3a/b/a/ e/g/|(3f/g/f/ e/d/ c/A/G/c/| e/^f/g/a/ ge/g/|^f/g/e/d/ c/G/^d/e/|c/G/a/g/ e/c/A/B/|c/A/G/F/ E/C/[CE]| P:3 (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/B/|c/A/^d/e/ e/d/c/A/|GA/B/ cA|e2 d'2| (3G,/A,/B,/ CD E/G/A/B/|c/A/^d/e/ c/A/G/c/|A/G/a/g/ e/c/A/B/|c/A/G/F/ E/C/[CE]|| +slide+CD/E/ E/G/A/B/|c/A/G/c/ d/^d/e/d/|e/d/c/A/ G/c/A/B/|c/e/a/g/ e/d/c/A/| G/B/A/B/ c/A/^d/e/|c/A/G/c/ A/G/^d/e/|c/A/G/c/ A/c/a/g/|e/c/A/G/ D/C/C|| [G2e2][G2e2]|e/d/c/A/ G/D/G/B/|[e2a2] [ea]^f|(3f/g/f/ e/d/ c/A/G/c/| [g2c'2][gc']>f|(3f/g/f/ e/d/ c/A/^d/e/|d/c/A/d/ c/A/^d/e/|d/c/A/G/ E/C/C| [G2e2][G2e2]|e/d/c/A/ G/E/D/C/|[e2a2] [ea]>b|(3a/b/a/ g/e/ d/c/A/G/| [g2c'2][gc']>[gc']|c'/a/g/e/ d/c/c'/a/|g/e/d/c/ A/G/e/d/|c/A/G/F/ E/C/C-|C4-|C3||

X:1 T:Billy in the Lowground [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 1995 (pp. 35-36) N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy from the playing of Texas fiddler N:Benny Thomasson. D:County 703, Benny Thomasson - "Texas Hoedown." Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C (3C/B,/A,/||"C"G,/A,/C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/G/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/d/c/|B/c/A/G/ E/C/D/C/| "C"B,/C/A,/C/ (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/|E/c/B/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/d/c/|"G7"B/c/A/G/ "C"E<[CE]| "C"(3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|cc/d/ c/A/G/E/|"Am"A/^G/A/B/ c/d/ (3e/^f/g/|a/b/a/g/ e/d/{cd}c/A/| "C"G/E/C/D/ E/G/A/G/|[Gc]c/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/_e/d/|"G7"c/A/G/F/ "C"E<[CE]| "C"[CE]g/a/ g/^d/e/=d/|c/A/G/c/ A/G/c/G/|"Am"A<a a/b/a/g/|(3e/^f/g/ a/b/ a/g/f/a/| "C"g/e/c/g/ e/c/{g}a/g/|e/d/c/A/ G/c/A/G/|"Am"c/^d/e/g/ e/=d/c/e/|"G7"d/c/A/G/ "C"E<[CE]| "C"[CE]g/a/ g/^d/e/=d/|c/A/G/c/ A/G/[Gc]|"Am"[Ae]<[Aa] a/b/a/g/|e/a/a/b/ a/g/^f/a/| "C"g/b/a/g/ ^f/a/g/b/|a/g/e/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/d/c/|"G7"B/c/A/G/ "C"E<[CE]|| "C"[CE][C/E/]D/ [G,E]<[G,G]-|[C2c2][Cc]-[G,G]|"Am"{G}[A,2A2][A,2E2]|C/E/D/C/ B,/C/A,/C/| "C"(3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/d/c/|"G7"B/c/A/G/ "C"E<[CE]| "C"C/D/E/G/ A<c|[c2c'2] (3c'/b/a/ g|"Am"a/c'/a/g/ e/f/g/a/|g/e/d/c/ A/G/E/C/|"C"B,/C/A,/C/ (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/| E/c/B/G/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/d/c/|"G7"B/c/A/G/ "C"E<[CE]|"C"g/e/c/g/ e/c/a/g/| e/d/c/A/ G/E/D/C/|"Am"A,/C/E/A/ c/e/a/b/|a/g/e/d/ c<[Gc]|"C"[A/e/][cg][E/c/] [c2g2]|a/g/e/d/ c/A/G/c/| "Am"A/G/c/^d/ e/g/e/=d/|"G7"c/A/G/F/ "C"E<[CE]|"C"g/e/c/g/ e/c/a/g/|"G7"c/A/G/F/ "C"E<[CE]|| "C"(3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/ E/G/A/G/|c/B/c/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/d/c/|B/c/A/G/ E/C/D/C/| "C"B,/C/A,/C/ (3G,/A,/B,/ C/D/|E/c/B/G/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/G/c/^d/ e/g/e/=d/|"G7"c/A/G/F/ "C"E<[CE]| "C"(3C/B,/A,/ G,/E/ E/C/G/F/|E/c/A/G/ c/A/G/D/|"Am"E/A/c/G/ A/E/G/A/|c/e/a/g/ e/c/A/G/| "C"(3E/D/C/ A,/C/ (3B,/A,/B,/ C/D/|E/c/B/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/G/c/^d/ e/g/e/=d/|"G7"c/A/G/F/ "C"E<[CE]| "C"g4|(3g/a/g/ e/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"e/ab/ a2|g/b/a/g/ e/d/c/G/|"C"c/[cg][E/c/] [c2g2]| a/g/e/d/ c/A/G/c/|"Am"A/c/G/c/ e/c/d/c/|"G7"B/c/A/G/ "C"E<C|g4| (3g/a/g/ e/d/ c/A/G/c/| "Am"e/ab/ ag/b/|a/g/e/d/ c/G/e/f/|"C"gg/a/ g/e/d/g/|e/d/c/e/ d/c/B/G/| "Am"A/B/c/e/ B/c/d/B/|"G7"c/A/G/F/ "C"E/Ca/|"C"(3g/a/g/ e/d/ (3c/d/c/ A/G/|"G7"(3E/G/E/ D/B,/ "C"[CE]||

X:0 T:Billy In The Lowground [1] Z:Paul Gitlitz M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=220 K:C "C"C3D EGAB|c3d cAG2|"Am"ABAG EGAB|"F"c/B/A GB "G7"AGED|! "C"CB,CD EGAB|cBcd cAG2|"Am"ABAG EGAB|"G7"c/B/AGE "C"DC3:|! |:"C"eg2e g2g2-|gage dc3|"F"ea2g a2a2-|abag edcd|! "C"eg2e g2eg|"Am"aged c2A2-|ABAG EGAB|"G7"c/B/A GE "C"DC3:|]