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X:1 T:We'll All Go to Heaven When the Devil Goes Blind M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Ed Morrison, via Roger Cooper Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [Bg]-|[Bg]g/g/ [Bg]d/d/|e/[dg][d/g/] [dg][dg]-|[dg]g/e/ de/d/|1 B/G/A/F/ G:| |2 B/G/A/G/ GG/A/||: B/d/g/a/ b>a|b/a/g/e/ de/f/|g/e/g/e/ de/d/| |1 B/G/A/F/ GG/A/:|2 B/G/A/F/ G>A||: [G/B/]A/[G/B/]G/ A/G/E/G/|[GB]A [GB](_B| [B/G/])A/[G/B/]G/ A/G/E/G/|1 D/GF/ G>A:|2 D/GF/ G||



WE’LL ALL GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THE DEVIL GOES BLIND. American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’CC’. "We'll all go to Heaven when the Devil goes Blind" is reminiscent of Burl Hammons’ “Big Scioty/Sciota” and John Salyer’s “Kentucky Winder”, and may be cognate. The tune is sourced to fiddler Ed Morrison of Breathitt County, Kentucky, who came to the attention of collector Jean Thomas. She arranged for him to record for the Library of Congress, although other than his recording legacy, little is known about him. Roger Cooper found that fiddler Abe Keibler in Portsmouth, Ohio, knew a simplified version of the tune. Keibler was a cousin of Morris Allen, a regionally influential fiddler, but Keibler was in his late eighties, and his version was eroded.

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Recorded sources: -Rounder 0421, Bruce Molsky - “Big Hoedown” (1997. From the 1930's Library of Congress recording {by Jean Thomas} of fiddler Ed Morrison of Breathitt County, Ky.). Rounder 11661-0533-2, Roger Cooper – “Essence of Old Kentucky” (2006).



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