Go See the Widow
X:1 T:Go See the Widow N:A version of "Eighth of January" N:From the playing of Street Butler (1904-1977, Elkton, Todd County, N:southwest Kentucky), recorded in the field by Bruce Greene, 1976. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1349 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [de]-|[d3f3]e [d2f2]e2|d-B A2[A,4E4]|+slide+[e3e3]f [e2e2]d2|B-A F2 [A,4D4]| ([de]-[d2f2]e) [d2f2]e2|d-B A2[A,4E4]|a3f af e2|1d-BA2 [A,4D4]:|2d-BA2 [A,3D3]|| |:D-|F2 (AB A2F2)|(ABA>)E- D3E-|F2 (AB A2)A2|d-B A2 [A,3D3]:|
GO SEE THE WIDOW. AKA and see "Eighth of January (1)." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. "Go See the Widow", a variant of the better-known "Eighth of January" was recorded in 1976 by collector Bruce Greene from the playing of fiddler Street Phelps (1904-1977), of Todd County, southwestern Kentucky. The title also appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954.