Hangman's Reel

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 Theme code Index    1232 1232
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Bill Northcutt, Biography:Albert Hash
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    USA(Upland South)
 Structure    AABBCCDD
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 108
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1994
 Artist    Bill Northcutt, Biography:Bill Clemmons, Biography:Doc Hamilton
 Title of recording    Old Time Hoedown
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Stoneway STY 103
 Year recorded    1968
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Hangman's Reel N:From the playing of fiddler Albert Hash (1917-1982). Hash was N:born in Rugby, Va., and grew up in Grayson County, southwest Virginia He learned N:to play from Corbit Stamper, Jim Reedy, his uncle George Finley, and was influenced N:by G.B. Grayson. After Grayson was killed, Albert played with Henry Whitter, among N:others, including his Whitetop Mountain Band in the 1940's. In the 1970's he formed N:a reconstituted Whitetop Mountain Band with his brother-in-law Thornton Spencer N:and Spencer's wife, Emily. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Whitetop Heritage (Galax) LP 041 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/hangmans-reel Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A ((3[EA]-[FA]-[GA]-|:[A2A2])[AA][AA] [AB][AA][AB][AA]|[Ac][AA][Ac][AA] BAFE|[A2A2][AA][AA] [AB][AA][AB][AA]|[Ac][AA][Ac][AA] B2EE| [A2A2][AA][AA] [AB][AA][AB][AA]|[Ac][AA][Ac][AA] BcAB|cAcA BABA|1A2 [AA][AA] [A2A2][AA][AA]:|2[AA][AA] [A2A2][AA]c|| [e2e2][ee][ee] [e2e2][ee][ee]|eAcA B-AAc|ecAc ecAB|cABc A2Ac| [ee][ee]cA [ee][ee][ee][ee]|cABA BAAc|ecAc ecAB|cABc A2AA|| A-BBB B2B2|ABcA BAFE|JB2 BA B2BA|AFED CB,A,A-| B2BA B2 BA|ABcA BAFA|B2 BA B2BA|AFED CB,A,2|| |:CA,CA, DFED|CA,CA, DFED|CA,CA, DFED|CB,A,C B,A,B,A,| CA,CA, DFED|CA,CA, DFAB|cAcA BABA|A2 AA A2EE:|

X:1 T:Hangman's Reel L:1/8 M:2/4 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) N:Notated as it would be fingered if played in standard tuning, not as it actually sounds N:The second time through the last part may be played an octave lower. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A (D/|A/)D/A/(A/ B/)A/B|c/B/c/(A/ B/)A/B|AA B/A/B/B/|c/B/c/c/ B>B| AA BB|c/B/c/A/ B(A/B/|c/)B/c/A/ B/A/B|(D/A)(D/ A):| |:(A/|e/)(A/c/)(A/|e/)(A/c/)(A/|B/)A/B/B/ c/B/A|ec ec|B/A/B/(B/ A):| (A|:B>)(A B)(A|A/)B/c/A/ B/A/E|(A/B)(A/ B/)A/B|e/f/e/(d/ c/B/)A:| |:c/B/c dd|cc/c/ d/c/d|cc d/c/d|c/B/c/A/ BB| c/B/c d/c/d c/B/c d/c/d|c/B/c B/A/B|D/AD/ A2:||

X:1 T: Hangman's Reel (unfinished) N:From the playing of fiddler Bill Northcutt (1935-1992, Houston, Texas) N:Northcutt was familiar with a number of fiddling styles. His version of N:"Hangman's Reel" is more similar to the Quebecois tune than Albert Hash's. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) D:Stoneway LP STY 103, Bill Northcutt - "Old Time Hoedown" (1968) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/hangmans-reel-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A A,CEG [A2c2][Ac][Ac]|[Ac]Bcd cBAF|EGAB cAcA|1,2,3BABc A2AE:|4 BABc A2Ac|| e2ce e2ec|cBcd cBcc|e2 ce e2[ce][ce]|1 cBcd cBc2:|2cABc A2A2|| B2 GB BABG|F