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 Theme code Index    3H563 5126L
 Also known as    Bitter Creek Breakdown
 Composer/Core Source    Oscar Harper
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass, Contest, Old-Time, Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    USA(Southwest)
 Structure    ABB'C, ABCDD
 Editor/Compiler    R.P. Christeson
 Book/Manuscript title    Old Time Fiddler's Repertory vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 130, p. 92
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1973
 Artist    Oscar & Doc Harper
 Title of recording    Bitter Creek/Twinkle Little Star
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    OKeh 45485 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1929
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Bitter Creek N:From the playing of Oscar & Doc Harper (Texas) N:Fiddle Oscar Harper was born in 1888, probably in Ashdown, Ark., close to the N:Texas border, but grew up in Texas northeast of Dallas and died in that city N:in 1952. Doc Harper played guitar. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:OKeh 45485 (78 RPM), Oscar & Doc Harper (1929) D:County CD 3525, Oscar & Doc Harper - "Old Time Texas String Bands, vol. 2" D: Z:Andrew Kuntz K:G ([Bg]||Sb)gdg edBe|dBGB AGEG|DB,DF GABe|dBAG A2g-a| bgdg edBe|dBGB AGEG|DB,DF GABe|dBAF [G2B2][G2B2]|| |:DB,DB, DFGF|ECEC EFGE|DB,DG EFGA|BdAF GFGE| DB,DB, DFGF|ECEC EFGE|DB,DG EFGA|1BGAF [G2B2][G2B2]:|2BGAF [G2B2]DG-|| G2g2 dedc|BGAG [E3A3]G|DB,DF GABe|dBAG A2 G2- G2g2 dedc|BGAG EFGE|DB,DF GABe |dBAF G2g2-| gage dged|gded Bcd2|gage dged|BGAF EG-Gg-| gage dged|gded Bd-dg-|gage dged|BGAF G2gaS||

X:1 T:Bitter Creek L:1/8 M:2/4 S:Howdy Forrester, transcribed by John Hartford N:The first four bars is the introduction B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 22, No. 4, Winter 1988 (p. 51) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G g/a/g/e/ d/g/e/d/|g/d/e/d/ B/G/B/d/|g/a/g/e/ d/g/e/d/|B/G/A/F/ G|| g/b/||b/g/e/g/ e/d/B/c/|d/B/G/B/ A/G/E/G/|D/C/B,/A,/ G,/D/B/c/|d/B/G/B/ A/d/g/a/| b/g/d/g/ e/d/g/a/|g/e/d/B/ A/G/E/F/|G/E/D/C/ B,/D/G/A/|B/G/A/F/ G|| G,/B,/D/B,/ G,/B,/D/G/|E/G/(E/G/) E/D/C/E/|D/B,/G,/B,/ D/G/B/c/|d/B/G/B/ A/G/E/G/| D/B,/G,/B,/ D/F/G/F/|E/G/E/G/ E/D/C/E/|D/B,/G,/B,/ D/G/B/c/|d/B/A/F/ G |:B/d/|g/a/g/e/ d/g/e/d/|g/d/e/B/ dB/d/|g/a/g/e/ d/g/e/d/|B/G/A/F/ G:| |