Laughing Boy

Find traditional instrumental music

Laughing Boy  Click on the tune title to see or modify Laughing Boy's annotations. If the link is red you can create them using the form provided.Browse Properties <br/>Special:Browse/:Laughing Boy
Query the Archive
Query the Archive
 Theme code Index    3553 5521
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Benny Thomasson
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    USA(Deep South)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 138
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1994
 Artist    Benny Thomasson
 Title of recording    Texas Hoedown
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    County 703
 Year recorded    1965
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Laughing Boy S:Benny Thomasson (1909-1984, Texas) M:C| L:1/8 N:AEAc# tuning (fiddle) N:"+" = pizzicato F: D:Voyager VRCD 345, Benny Thomasson - Say Old Man can You Play the Fiddle (1999) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A [E2A2]-|[E2A2][ce][cf] [c2e2][c2c]|efec +slide+[Ac][AB][AA][AB]|cdcB AFEB,|[A,2E2][A,4F4][E2A2e2]-| [E2A2e2][ce][cf] [c2e2][c2c]|efec +slide+[Ac][AB][AA][AB]|cdcB AFEC|[B,2E2][A,4E4]:| |:[A,2E2]-|[A,2E2]"+"c2"+"A2"+"c2|"+"A2"+"c2 [EB]-[E3c3]|cdcB AFEB,|[A,2E2][A,4F4][A,2E2]-| [A,2E2]"+"c2"+"A2"+"c2|"+"A2"+"c2 [EB]-[E3c3]|cdcB AFEC|[B,2E2][A,4E4]:|]

X:1 T:Laughing Boy N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of Jim "Texas Shorty" N:Chancellor, who learned it from Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson. M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:Written in standard notation, but Texas Shorty played it in AEac# tuning. B:Devil's Box, vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1996 (p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A c/ef/ e>c|e/f/e// B/c/A/B/|c/e/c/B/ A/F/E/B,/|CF- F2| c/df/ e>B|c/e/c/B/ A/G/A/B/|c/e/c/B/ A/F/E/C/|B,A,- A,2|| A,"+"c A,"+"c |A,"+"c c2|c/e/c/B/ A/F/E/B,|CF-F2| A,"+"c A,"+"c |A,"+"c c2|c/e/c/B/ A/G/E/C/|B,A,-A,2||