Boll Weevil (1)

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 Theme code Index    1H61H6 1H613
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    ABB'
 Editor/Compiler    Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 34
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1994
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
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BOLL WEEVIL [1]. Old-Time, Breakdown. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. The melody has irregular measures at the end of the 'A' and the second repetition of the 'B' part. The boll weevil insect spread from Mexico to the United States at the end of the 19th century, destroyed cotton crops in its wake as it spread north. The economic hardship experience by this natural disaster gave rise to several songs.

Source for notated version: Ralph Troxell (Rocky Branch, Kentucky) [Phillips].

Printed source: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 34.


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