Cripple Creek

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 Theme code Index    1H645 1H631
 Also known as    Going Up Cripple Creek, Going Down Cripple Creek, Going Up Brushy Fork, Going Down Brushy Fork, Going Up Shootin' Creek, Going Down Shootin' Creek, Red Creek, Shooting Creek (3)
 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, 2/4
 History    USA(Upland South)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Ira Ford
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Traditional Music in America
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 94
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1940
 Artist    Biography:Fiddlin' Cowan Powers
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Edison 51789 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1925
Cripple Creek
Played by: Willie Nixon - The Nixon Family Compound, United States
Cripple Creek on the banjo played by Tracy Newman
 Score   (1)   
Cripple Creek

X:1 T:Cripple Creek S:Bill Hensley (1873-1960, Asheville, Buncombe County, western N.C.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:1940 field recording N:AEae tuning (fiddle). Hensley called this the "Shelton Laurel Key." F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A AB|c2 Ac BAFA|cBAF E2AB|c2 Ac BAFA|E2 FE A2AB| cBAc BAFA|cBAF E2AB|c2 Ac BAFA|E2 FA A|| (3efg|a2a2eced|d2[d2f2] e2(3efg|a2a2 cccc|B2c2A2(3efg| a2a2eced|d2[d2f2] e2(AB|c2)Ac BEFA|E2FA A2(3efg| abaf eced|d2[d2f2]e2(3efg|abaf e2c2|BA B2 A2(3efg| a2a2eced|d2[d2f2] e2(AB|c2)Ac BEFA|E2FA A2||

X:1 T:Cripple Creek N:Transcribed by David Bennett from the playing of western N.C. N:fiddler Bill Hensley in 1939. M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle). Hensley called this the "Shelton Laurel Key." B:David Parker Bennett – "A Study in Fiddle Tunes from B:Western North Carolina", dissertation UNC, Chapel Hill, p. 64. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A {E}A2 A(A/B/|[Ac])A/c/ (B/A/)F/(A/|[A/c/])B/A/F/ EA/(B/|[A/c/])Ac/ (B/A/)F/A/|EF/E/ AA/B/| [A/c/]B/A/c/ (B/A/)F/(A/|[A/c/])B/A/F/ EA/(B/|[A/c/])Ac/ (B/A/)F/A/|EF/A/ A((3e/f/g/| a)a e/c/(e/[c/e/])|[df][d/f/]f/ e(A/B/|c) (A/c/) B/A/F/A/|EF/F/ A((3e/f/g/| a/)b/a/f/ e/c/(e/e/)|[df][d/f/]f/ e((3e/f/g/|a/)b/a/f/ e{c}e|c/A/B/c/ A((3e/f/g/| a)a e/c/(e/e/)|[df][d/f/]f/ e(A/B/|c)A/c/ (B/A/)F/A/|EE/F/ A(A/B/| c)(A/c/ B)A/(B/|c)(A/F/ E)A/(B/|[Ac])(A/c/) B/A/F/A/|EF/F/ A(A/B/| [A/c/])Ac/ (B/A/)F/A/|([A/c/]B/)A/F/ E/F/A/B/|([A/c/]A)c/ (B/A/)F/A/|EF/E/ A((3e/f/g/| a)a A/c/(e/e/)|[df][d/f/]f/ e(A/B/|c)(A/c/) B/A/F/A/|[M:3/4]EF/F/ A2 a(a/b/)| c'2 (a/c'/) b/a/f/a/|c'a/f/ ea/b/|(c'/a)c' (b/a/)f/-f/|e/f/a/b/ a(a/b/)| c'-ac' b/a/f/a/|c'a/f/ e(a/b/)|c'/-ac'/ b/a/(f/f/)|(e/f/)a/a/ aa-| a)a e/c/e/c/|[df][d/f/]f/ e((3e/f/g/|a)a c/c/c/c/|Bc A((3e/f/g/| a)a A/c/e/[c/e/]|d[d/f/][d/f/] e(A/B/)|c(A/c/) B/A/F/A/|EF/F/ A(A/B/)| [A/c/](Ac/ B)(A/B/|[A/c/])(A/F/) [A,E](A/B/|[A/c/])(A/c/) B/A/F/A/|[A,E]F/E/ A(A/B/| [Ac])(A/c/) B/A/F/A/|(c/B/)A/F/ EA/-(B/|[A/c/])Ac/ (B/A/)F/A/|EF/F/ A((3e/f/g/| a)a e/c/(e/e/)|[df][d/f/]f/ e((3e/f/g/|a)a c/c/c/c/|Bc A((3e/f/g/| a)a e/c/(e/e/)|[df][d/f/]f/ eA/B/|c(A/c/) B/A/F/A/|[M:3/4]E[E/A/]A/ Aa- a(a/b/| [ac'])(a/c'/) (b/a/)f/a/|c'a/e/ e(a/b/)|(c/a)c'/ (b/a/)f/a/|e/f/a/a/ aa/b/| (c/a)c'/ (b/a/)f/a/|c'a/e/ ea/b/|c'(a/c'/) b/a/f/a/|ef/a/ a(a/b/)| c'a/c'/ b/a/f/a/|c'a/e/ ea/b/|c'(a/c'/) b/a/f/a/|ef/a/ a(a| a)a e/c/(e/e/)|[df][d/f/]f/ e((3e/f/g/|a)a c/A/c/c/|Bc A((3e/f/g/| a)a e/c/(e/e/)|d"end of record"||

X:1 T:Cripple Creek N:From the playing of blacksmith and fiddler William Marion Reece (1874-1939, N:Zionville, Watauga County, western N.C.), recorded in 1936 by John N:Lomax for the Library of Congress. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Library of Congress AFS 00841 B01, Marion Rees [sic] (1936). D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A SAB-|c2 ec BBBB|ccec E3A|A-Bcc ((3BcB) Ac|B-AFF A3A| |:AAcA BABA|BAcA E3A|[Be]-[ce][ce][ce] [Be][ce][Ae][ce]|1-7BAF-G A3A :| AAa2 ecec|ddfd e2cc|d2f2e3e|A2a2 ecec|[M:3/2]BcBG A3A A2eg | [M:C|]a2a2 ecec|ddfd e2cc|d2 fd e3e|a2a2 ecec|[M:3/2]BcBG A3A A2S||

X:1 T:Cripple Creek S:Marcus Martin (1881-1974, Macon and Buncombe Counties, western N.C.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:1940 field recording N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Field Recorder FRC 502 - Marcus Martin (2015) D:University of N.C. SFC CD 100, Marcus Martin - "Whenever I D:get My New House Done" (2007). F: Z:Transcribe by Andrew Kuntz K:A a2=|abaf ec[ce]c|ddfd e2a2-|abaf ec[ce]c|[EB]G[EB]G A2a2-| abaf e[de][ce][ce]|d2 fd e3e|+slide+c2A2 BAFA|E2 FG A2:|| |:[FA]-[GA]-|[A2A2][A2A2]cAFA|ABcA E2[FA]-[GA]-|[A2A2][AA]c BAFA|E2FG A2[FA]-[GA]-| [A2A2]BA cAFA|ABcA E2[FA]-[GA]-|[A2A2][AA]c BAFA|E2FG A2:||

X:1 T:Cripple Creek N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Play AABBB D:Berea Sound Archives Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A (3efg|a2a2 edcA|defd e2fg|agaf edcA|BcBG A2fg| a2a2edcA|defd e2ed|c2 Ac BAFF|EFEF A2:|| |:AB|c2 Ac BAAB|c2AE E2 AB|c2 Ac BEF2|EFEF A2:|]

X:1 T:Cripple Creek M:2/4 L:1/8 N:Transcribed by Annabel Morris Buchanan on July 27, 1931, from the N:playing of fiddler Frank Blevins (1911-2001, Asche County, N.C.) , who N:had the tune from his father. B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 32, No. 2, Summer 1998 (p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G {def}gagd edBA|B/de/ d2|{def}gagd edBG|A/GA/ G2| {def}gagd edBA|Bcde d2|B/A/B/G/ A/G/E/D/|E/GA/ G2|| |:B/A/B/G/ A<G|G/B/A/G/ E2|B/A/B/G/ A/G/E/D/ |E/GA/ G2:|]

X:1 T:Cripple Creek L:1/8 M:2/4 S:Frank Maloy, Devil's Box, vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 1988, p. 52. K:A e/f/|a/g/a/e/ f/e/c/A/|d/e/f/d/ ee/f/|a/g/a/e/ f/a/e/d/|c/A/B/c/ Ae/f/| a/g/a/e/ f/e/c/A/|d/e/f/d/ e/f/e/d/|c/B/A/c/ B/A/F/D/|(E/F/)A/B/ A:| |:A/B/|c/B/c/A/ B/A/F/A/|c/A/c/A/ EA/B/|c/B/c/A/ B/A/F/D/|(E/F/)A/B/ AA/B/| c/B/c/A/ B/A/F/A/|c/A/c/A/ EA/B/|c/B/c/A/ B/A/F/D/|(E/F/)A/B/ A:| |:e/f/|ag/a/ fe|d/e/f/d/ ee/f/|ag/a/ f/a/e/d/|c/A/B/c/ Ae/f/|ag/a/ fe|d/e/f/d/ e/f/e/d/| c/B/A/c/ B/A/F/D/|(E/F/)A/B/ A :: A/B/|(B/c/)e/c/ (B/A/)F/A/|(B/c/)e/c/ EA/B/|(B/c/)e/c/ (B/A/)F/D/| (E/F/)A/B/ AA/B/|(B/c/)e/c/ (B/A/)F/A/|(B/c/)e/c/ EA/B/|(B/c/)e/c/ (B/A/)F/D/| (E/F/)A/B/ A:||