Buzzard in a Pea Patch

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 Theme code Index    5313 5531
 Also known as    Turkey in a Pea Patch
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Gene Silberberg
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 19
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2002
 Artist    Fred Stoneking
 Title of recording    Saddle Old Spike
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Rounder CD 0381
 Year recorded    1996
 Score   ()   

BUZZARD IN A PEA PATCH. AKA and see "Turkey in a Pea Patch." Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is traced to Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas, who recorded it as "Turkey in a Pea Patch" on his influential "Kitty Puss" album. The use of "Buzzard" in the title is apparently from the Stonekings.

Source for notated version: Glenn Berry [Silberberg]; Fred Stoneking (b. 1933, Missouri), learned from Buddy Thomas (Kentucky) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed source: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Tunes), 2008; p. 136. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 19.

Recorded source: Rounder CD 0381, Fred Stoneking - "Saddle Old Spike" (1996).


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