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 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    Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    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||