Birdie (3)

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 Theme code Index    1H655 3H3H3H3H
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Upland South)
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 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    Red Clay Ramblers (The)
 Title of recording    Red Clay Ramblers with Fiddlin' Al McCandless (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Folkways FTS-31039
 Year recorded    1974
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<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Birdie [3] M:4/4 L:1/8 S:The playing of Henry Reed, from a transcription by Alan Jabbour K:C c(cA)c (G>E) Gc|(^d<e) [e2e2][e3e3] c|A/(c/d/B/) d>(e d)B (AG)| (d<e) (ed) (d<e) e)(e/d/|c)(cA)c (G/A/G/E/) G(A {e/f/g/})| a a2 (e/f/ g) g2 ((3A/E/F/|G)[GB]AB [c2e2][c2e2]|| (d>e) [e2e2] [e3e3] (e/d/|c)(cA)c (G/A/G/E/) Gc|(^d<e) [e2e2] (d<e) ec| (A/c/d/c/) (d>e d)B (AG)|(de) (e^d) (d<e e)(e/d/|c)(cA)c (G/_A/G/E/) G [A/e/]f/4g/4| a) a2 (e>f g) g2 ((3A/E/F/|G)[GB]AB [Ec][Ec]||(G|G)c c/d/c/A/ Gc c/d/c/A/| GB B/c/B/A/ GB B/c/B/A/|Gc c/d/c/A/ Gc c/d/c/A/| M:5/4 L:1/8 GB (B/A/)(B/c/) dc3||Gc| M:4/4 L:1/8 (e<g) G2 (a<g) (a/g/e){A/}|(GA A)(A/B/ A) (A/<d/ d/)(e/d/c/)|B2b2 (a>g e)(a/g/)| M:3/4 L:1/8 a)(ge)c (Gc) M:4/4 L:1/8 (g/<e/ g) g2 (a<g) (a/g/e/A/)|(GA) (A>B) A ((3A/B/c/ d/)(e/d/c/)|B2b2a2g2| M:2/4 L:1/8 c3||(G| M:4/4 L:1/8 G)c c/d/c/A/ Gc c/d/c/A/|GB B/c/B/A/ GB B/c/B/A/|Gc c/d/c/A/ Gc c/d/c/A/| GB (B/A/)(B/c/) d c3||


BIRDIE [3]. Old-Time, Breakdown. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). C Major. In the repertoire of Fiddlin' Cowan Powers 1877-1952? (Russell County, southwest Virginia) and Glen Lyn, Viriginia, fiddler Henry Reed. Reed's tune is identified by Alan Jabbour as the customary "Bridie" tune (the second and third parts) coupled with a strain from the tune usually known as "Fourteen Days in Georgia" (the first part of Reed's "Birdie").

Recorded sources: Folkways FTS-31039, "The Red Clay Ramblers with Fiddlin' Al McCandless" (1974) {learned from Henry Reed, Glen Lyn, Va., via Alan Jabbour}. Recorded by Fiddlin' Cowan Powers (b. 1877, S.W. Va.) for Victor in 1924, though the side was not issued.