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X:1 T:Four Miles to Cumberland S:Glen Smith (1923-2001, Wirt County, West Virginia) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Roane Records, Glen Smith - Four Miles to Cumberland (1993) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/four-miles-cumberland Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G G,B,DG EFGE|DB,DG EFGE|DB,DG EDB,C|B,2A,G, A,G,A,B,| G,B,DG EFGA|Bdef gedc|BAGB AGEG|1DG2G G2GG:|2DG2G G2|| |:Bc|d2ga g2gg|bgag edB2|ea3 a3a|baaa edgg| b2gg a2ef|gedB AGEG|BGAG EGDD|DEGG G2:|]



FOUR MILES TO CUMBERLAND. American, Reel (cut time). USA; North Carolina. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.
Glen Smith (1923-2001). Photo by Michael Keller

Tommy Hunter (N.C.) learned the tune from his grandfather, and it may be that Smith picked it up from Hunter's recording; the two performances are very similar. Smith's home in Wirt County, West Virginia is more than 300 miles from Madison County, North Carolina, and its unlikely Smith learned it from sources local to him.


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Recorded sources : - June Appal 007, Tommy Hunter - "Deep in Tradition" (1976. Learned from his grandfather, James W. Hunter, Madison County, N.C.). Roane Records, Glen Smith - "Four Miles to Cumberland" (1993).

See also listing at :
Hear Tommy Hunter's 1976 recording at youtube.com [1]
Hear Glen Smith's 1993 recording at Slippery Hill [2] and at youtube.com [3]



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