Coming Up the Pike
COMING UP THE TURNPIKE. AKA - "Coming Up the Pike." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Arkansas, Missouri. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded for the Library of Congress in the early 1940's by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, from Ozark Mountain fiddlers, among them William Bilyeu (1943) and Delbert McGrath (1942). The 'A' part resembles "Fort Smith (1)," while other similarities can be found in "Old Buzzard (1)," and "Nubbin Ridge." Source for notated version: Art Gabraith (1909-1993, near Springfield, Mo.), learned from a member of the Bilyeu family (Ozark, Mo.) [Beisswenger & McCann].
Printed source: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozark Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 37.
Recorded source: Rounder Records 0133, Art Galbraith - "Dixie Blossoms" (1981).
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