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X:1 T:Apple Blossom [2] N:From the playing of Isham Monday (1879-1964, Monroe N:County, south-central Ky., recorded by D.K. Wilgus in 1959 M:C| L:1/8 N:ADae tuning (fiddle), drone throughout. R:Reel D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/460 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D faaa a2ba|fedd edB2|fb2b b2a2|fedd ed3| fa3 a2ba|fedd edBc|d2cB A2FE|DFED B,DD2:| |:A,2B,2 D3E|FEDE FEDA,|A,2B,2D3E|FED2 DB,A,2| A,2B,2 D3E|FEDE FEDB|d2 cBA2FE|DFED B,D3:|



APPLE BLOSSOM [2]. American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). AB (Titon/Bowles): AABB (Phillips, Titon/Monday). The tune was not widely known outside the northern Tennessee/south-central Kentucky area known as the Cumberland Plateau, but there are several field recordings of fiddlers from the region born in the 19th century playing it. Bruce Greene finds the tune was sometimes sung with banjo accompaniment as "Fished in the Pond" or "Never Catched a Nibble."

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - African-American fiddler John Lusk (1886-1969, Campaign, Tenn.) [Phillips]; Isham Monday (Tomkinsville, Monroe County, Ky., 1959) [Titon]; Jim Bowles (Rock Bridge, Monroe County, Kentucky, 1959) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 17. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; Nos. 2-A & 2B, p. 33.

Recorded sources: -Carryon Records 007, The Renegades - "I Need to Find." Marimac 9060, Jim Bowles (b. 1903) - "Railroading Through the Rocky Mountains" (Learned from local musicians). Rounder CD 0238, John Lusk (fiddle), Murph Gribble (banjo); and Albert York (gtr.)- "Altamont -Black String Band Music From the Library of Congress" (1989. Originally recorded in 1949 by folklorists Sty Jamieson, Margot Mayo, and Freyda Simon). Yodel-Ay-Hee 011, Bruce Molsky.

See also listing at:
Hear John Lusk's 1949 field recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Milo Bigger's 1974 field recording by Bruce Greene at Berea Sound Archives [2]
Hear Isham Monday's 1959 field recording by D.K. Wilgus at Berea Sound Archives [3]



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