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 Theme code Index    5L155 5655
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 Composer/Core Source    Edden Hammons, John Salyer, Marion Reece
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    USA(Upland South)
 Structure    ABB, AABBB
 Editor/Compiler    Marion Thede
 Book/Manuscript title    The Fiddle Book
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 102
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1967
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Sourwood Mountain

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Image: Sourwood Mountain / The Lone Prairie (Flexi-disc, 7", 78 RPM, Card Backed, Picture Disc)
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Sourwood Mountain





X:1 T:Sourwood Mountain [1] N:From the playing of blacksmith and fiddler William Marion Reece (1874-1939, Zionville, Watauga County, N:western N.C.) , recorded in 1936 by John Lomax for the Library of Congress. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Library of Congress AFS 00841 B02, Marion Rees [sic] (1936). D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/sourwood-mountain-8 Z:Andrew Kuntz K: A V:1 clef=treble name="1." [V:1] (AB|c2) ec ecec|f2aa e2c2|e3g fgaf|edBG A2A2| (B<c) ec ecec|f2af e2c2|e3g fgaf|edBG A2|| |:AB-|c2 ec ccec|(3cdc AA F2E2|A3A B-Acc|e3g fgaf|edBG A2AA| (B<c) ec ccec|(3cdc AA F2E2|A3A B-Acc|e3g fgaf|edBG A2:|]

X:2 T:Sourwood Mountain [1] M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) S:Edden Hammons (1875-1955, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) D:The Edden Hammons Collection vol. 2 N:From a 1947 field recording F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/sourwood-mountain Z:Andrew Kuntz K:A V:1 clef=treble name="2." [V:1] [A,2E2](A/B/ce2)ee -|egfg e2(c+slide+[ee])-|[e2e2][e2e]- [ee]gfc|ecBG A2A2| [A,2E2](A/B/ce2)ee -|egfg e2(c2|+slide+[e2e2])[e2e]- [ee]gfc|ecBc A2A2|| +slide+c2 Bc A2A2-|AcBA FEFG|[A3A3]A- ABc2|ecBc A2AB| c2 Bc A2A2-|AcBA FEFG|[A3A3]A- ABcc|edBG A2AA| +slide+c2 B2c2B2|AcBA FEFG|[A3A3]A- ABcc|edBc A2A2||

X:3 T:Sourwood Mountain [1] N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) N:recorded at home 1941/42 by his sons on a disc player M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Berea Sound Archives https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4245 Z:Andrew Kuntz K:A V:1 clef=treble name="3." [V:1] AcAc e2 ea|fefa e2c2|e3f ecAB|cABG A2A2| AcAc e2 ea|fefa e2c2|e3f ecAB|cABG A2:| AB|c2 c<A E2cB|AcBA F2E2|A3 B A2AB|cABG A2AB| c2 c<A E2cB|AcBA F2E2| A3B ABcc|e<cBG A2:|]

X:4 T:Sourwood Mountain N:Transcribed by David Bennett from the playing of western N.C. N:fiddler Bill Hensley in 1939. Hensley attributed the composition N:of "Sourwood Mountain" to a Virginia fiddler named "Blind Wiley N:Laws, whom he described as a "terrible" fiddler (using the old N:meaning of the word as a synonym for 'awesome'). M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle). Hensley called this the "Shelton Laurel Key." N:"+" = pizzicato note B:David Parker Bennett - "A Study in Fiddle Tunes from B:Western North Carolina", dissertation UNC, Chapel Hill, 1940, pp. 77-78. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A V:1 clef=treble name="4." [V:1] A2|{E}A/-B/c/B/ A2|(c/B/)A/B/ A(F/A/)|EA A(a/f/)|(e/c/)B/A/ A>E| EE A2|(c/B/)A/B/ A(F/A/)|EA A(a/f/)|(e/c/)B/A/ AE-| E/A/B/c/ ee|f/e/f/a/ ec|(c/e)e/ e/f/(a/f/|e/)c/B/c/ A>{E}A-| A/A/B/c/ ee|a/b/a/f/ e/c/B/c/|(c/e)e/ e(a/f/)|(e/c/B/)A/ A(A/B/| c/)"+"e "+"Ac|B/A/F/A/ A(F/A/)|[A,E]A A(a/f/|e/)c/B/A/ A([A,E]| E/)C/E/F/ AA|c/A/B/c/ AF/A/|EA A(3a/f/e/|(e/c/)B/A/ A{E}A-| A/A/B/c/ ee|f/e/f/a/ ec|(c/e)e/ e(a/f/)|(e/c/)B/A/ A>{E}A-| A/A/B/c/ ee|a/b/a/f/ e/c/B/c/|[^B/e/][ce]e/ e(a/f/)|(e/c/B/)A/ A(A/B/| c)"+"e "+"Ac|B/A/F/A/ A(F/A/)|EA A(e/f/)|(e/c/)B/A/ A([A,E]| E/)C/E/F/ AA|c/A/B/c/ A(F/A/)|EA A(e/f/)|(e/c/)B/A/ AE-| EC/E/ EE|C/E/F/A/ [CE]C|(C/E)E/ E(A/F/)|E/-C/B,/C/ A,[CE]-| [C/E/][C/E/]E/E/ EE|[C/F/][C/E/]F/A/ [CE]C|(C/E)E/ E(A/F/)|(E/C/)B,/C/ A,a-| aa/b/ c'a-|a/a/c'/b/ af|ea c'e'-|e'/c'/b/c'/ aa/b/| c'e' a2|b/a/c'/b/ af|ea c'e'-|e'/c'/b/c'/ aa/b/| c'e' a2|b/a/c'/b/ af|ea c'e'-|e'/c'/b/c'/ aA-| A/A/B/c/ ee|f/e/f/a/ ec|c/ee/ e(a/f/)|(e/c/B/)A/ A([EA]| A/)A/B/c/ ee|a/b/a/f/ e/c/B/c/|(c/e)e/ e(a/f/)|(e/c/)B/A/ A(A/B/| c)"+"e "+"Ac|B/A/F/B/ A(F/A/)|EA A(e/f/)|(e/c/)B/A/ AE-| E/E/E/F/ AA|c/B/A/B/ A(F/A/)|EA A(a/f/|e/c/)B/F/ AE-| E/)C/E/F/ AA|c/B/A/B/ A(F/A/)|EA A"end of record"||

X:5 T:Sourwood Mountain [1] N:From the playing of fiddler Melvin Wine (1909-2003, Copen, Braxton County, N:central West Virginia) on a Berea College performance video. N:Wine plays with a pronounced backbeat, often with double stops. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Very Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/7365 Z:Andrew Kuntz K:A V:1 clef=treble name="5." [V:1] [d2e2]-|[e2e2][ee]f [ee]cAA||Sfafd [A2e2]c2|[de]-[ee]-[ee][ee] [e2e2][ee]f|ecBA J[A2A2][GA]-[AA]-| [AA]B-cd [e2e2][e2e2]|fafd [A2e2]c2|[de]-[ee]-[ee][ee] [e2e2][ee]f|ecBA J[A2A2]|| AB|c2 [ce]B A2AA|AcBE- FA[Ae]A|F-AAA A-Bcc|1ec-BA A2:|2e-c-BA [A2e2]-||[Ae]B-cd e2J[e2e2]S|

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