Pass around the Bottle

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 Theme code Index    5L5L3L1 3311
 Also known as    John Brown's Body, Pass around the Bottle and We'll all take a Dram
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    USA(Piedmont), USA(Deep South)
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 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    Biography:Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers
 Title of recording    Bully of the Town/Pass around the Bottle and We'll all take a Drink
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Columbia 15074-D (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1926
 Score   ()   

X:1 T:Pass around the Bottle and We'll all take a Drink M:C L:1/8 R:Song Air K:G D>ED>C B,>DG>A|B>AB>A G4|E>GE>D C>DE>F|(G>A)G>E D4|...

X:1 T:Pass around the Bottle N:From the playing of Tom Fuller (1890-1979, Ok.), recorded in the field by N:Brad Leftwich in 1973. N:Fuller, born and raised in Indian Territory, pre-statehood, was a farmer, N:cowboy and oilfield worker in southern Oklahoma and west Texas. His fiddling N:predates the popular "contest" style of fiddling, according to Brad Leftwich, N:and "represents an earlier time...when a fiddler's main role was to play for dancing N:and to entertain family and neighbors." M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderate" N:Fuller played the eighth notes with considerable "swing" D:Field Recorder Collective FRC714, "Tom Fuller:Traditional Fiddling from Oklahoma and Texas" (2015) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [FA]-[AA]-|[AA]B-A2 FFAA|fe-f[Ae]- [d3f3]A-|B2B2BBdd|AB-A(D [F3A3])F| AB-A2 FFAA|fe-f[Ae]- [d3f3]d-|efed cc A2|[d4f4][d2f2]:| |:+slide+[AA]-|[AA]BAA FFAA|f3e [d4f4]|[M:3/2]B3A- B2B2 dedB| [M:C|]A4 [F4A4]| +slide+[AA]-|[AA]BAA FFAA|f3e [d3f3]d-|efeA cc A2|[d6f6]:|