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 Theme code Index    5L5L16L 116L5L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    
 History    USA(Ozarks/Western Tenn)
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Drew Beisswenger & Gordon McCann
 Book/Manuscript title    Ozarks Fiddle Music
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 174
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2008
 Artist    Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers
 Title of recording    Birmingham
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Victor 21295 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1928
 Score   ()   

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BIRMINGHAM. Old Time, Air. USA, Arkansas. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA. The song is related to a number of other American folk songs, including "Froggie Went a-Courtin'," "Sugar Babe," "Sweet Child," "Going Around the World," and others.

I'm going down to Birmingham, darling,
I'm going down to Birmingham, darling;
I'm going down to Birmingham,
Shoes and stockings in my hand, darling.

Source for notated version: fiddler John Chism with Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers, recorded 1928 [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed source: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 174.