Pick the Devil's Eye Out

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 Theme code Index    5533 336L1
 Also known as    Pick the Devil's Eye, Picking the Devil's Eye
 Composer/Core Source    Enos Canoy
 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, 2/2
 History    USA(Deep South)
 Structure    ABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Harry Bolick
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Mississippi Fiddle Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 244
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2015
 Artist    Enos Canoy
 Title of recording    Pickin Devil's Eye
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Library of Congress AFS 03058 A01
 Year recorded    1939
 Score   ()   

X:1 T:Pickin' the Devils Eye N:From the solo playing of fiddler Enos Canoy (1909-1970, born and died in N:Magee, Simpson County, central Mississippi), recorded by Herbert N:Halpert for the Library of Congress. On the 1939 recording another local N:musician, Jim Myers, beats the straws. N:Parts were variously repeated by Canoy. N:"+" = pizzicato M:C| R:Reel Q:"Fast" N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) D:Library of Congress AFS , Enos Canoy (1939) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/pickin-devils-eye Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A J[e2e2][e2e2]-[e2e2]([ee]c-)|cB A2 {B}c3B-|c2{B}c2- c2E2|FA A2 [A3A3](B| cBA)AF2E2|(F[AA]) [A2A2] {B}[c3c3](B|cBA2)F2E2|(F[AA]) [A2A2][A4A4]| J[e2e2][e2e2]-[e2e2]([ee]c-)|cB A2 {B}c3B-|c2{B}c2- c2E2|FA A2 [A2A2]z2|| |:"+"c2"+"A2"+"E2E-F-|FAA2 B-c3|"+"c2"+"A2"+"E2E-F-|FA[A4A4]:|

X:1 T:Pickin Devil's Eye S:Enos Canoy (Mississippi) M:3/4 L:1/8 N:"+" = pizzicato N:For comparison with the "Rye Whiskey" tune family, Canoy's tune has N:been set here in 3/4 time, instead of the duple time with which he N:played it. N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/pickin-devils-eye Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A e2e3(f|e)cB2A2|{B}c3B c2|{B}c4EF|z2A2A2| cBcAF2|(EF3)A2|{B}c3B cB|A2F2E(F|F)A A4|| |:"+"c2"+"A2"+"E2|(EF3)A2|{A}B6|"+"c2"+"A2"+"E2|(EF3)A2|A6:|