Old Time Grey Eagle

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 Theme code Index    3311 4L5L1L2L
 Also known as    Grey Eagle (3)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Stephen F. Davis
 Book/Manuscript title    The Devil's Box, Vol. 25, No. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 17
 Year of publication/Date of MS    Spring 1991
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 Score   (1)   





X:1 T:Old Time Grey Eagle N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the version by Dr. Mac Snodderly (Clyce, N.C.). N:Snodderly learned it from his Uncle Silas Snodderly, who in turn learned it from N:Lee Irwin. Manco Snead and J. Deadrick Harris may also have learned it from Irwin, N:although perhaps Irwin himself had it from J.D. Harris. According to Bob Carlin, Bill N:Hensley played the tune and said that it was in the repertoire of Governor Bob Taylor. N:Hartford writes: "We believe the 'Old Time Grey Eagle' in C was originally played with 'Wagner' N:and both were played in AEac# or 'Black Mountain Rag' tuning. This is a gut feeling based on the N:fact that C tunes go good in this tuning, and in the early days this tuning was used a lot N:because it was louder and had more open strings to harmonize with." M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:"*" = a unison double stop when it appears. N:AEac# tuning - the transcription below is to be fingered as if the fiddle were in standard tuning. B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1991 (p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C A/B/||c/B/c/B/ A/B/A/E/|D/E/D/B,/ A,/G,/B/A,/|G,/B,/D/G/ E/F/A/B/|1 c/A/c/a/ g/e/A/B/:|2 c/A/B/c/ A|| A/B/|"*"[ce]g/e/ a/e/g/f/|e/g/g/b/ g/e/A/B/|[ce]g/e/ a/e/g/a/ g/e/B/A/ A| [ce]g/e/ a/e/g/f/|e/g/g/b/ g/e/A/B/|[ce]g/e/ a/g/c'/a/ |g/e/B/A/ A|| |:G,/A,/|B,d/B,/ d/B,/D/C/|B,/D/D/E/ D/B/,G,/A,/|B,d/B,/ E/D/A/DE/|D/B,/A,/G,/ G,:|

X:1 T:Old Time Grey Eagle N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the version by Newman F. Wise of N:Knoxville, Tenn.. Wise learned the tune from Lee Irwin, and it was identified N:by Dr. Mac Snodderly (Clyde, N.C.) as "Old Time Grey Eagle." This is thought N:to be the version played by western N.C. fiddler Marcus Martin annually for the N:opening of Bascom Lumsford's Ashevile Folk Festival. M:2/4 L:1/8 N:Standard tuning (fiddle) R:Reel B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1991 (p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C e/d/||e/d/e/d/ c/d/c/A/|G/E/G/E/ D/C/A,/C/|G,/A,/C/D/ E/G/A/G/|1 c/d/^d/e/ a/g/:|2 cd/B/ c|| c/d/||e/c/g/c/ a/c/g/c/|e/c/g/a/ g/e/c/d/|e/c/g/c/ a/c/g/c/|e/G/[Fd] [Ec]c/d/| e/c/g/c/ a/c/g/c/|e/c/g/a/ g/e/c/d/|eg/e/ a/e/g/a/|c'/a/g/e/ c|| C/D/|EG/E/ A/E/G/F/|E/G/G/A/ G/E/C/D/|EG/E/ A/E/G/F/|E/C/D CC/D/| EG/E/ A/E/G/F/|E/G/G/A/ G/E/C/D/|DG/E/ A/E/G/A/|c/A/G/E/ C||