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Red Prairie Dawn

I came back from Fiddle Tunes a little obsessed with fiddle tunes from the Midwest, which hadn’t really been on my radar until now. I was especially taken with some tunes written by Garry Harrison, who died tragically young last

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The Blackest Crow

Also known as “As Time Draws Near” or “My Dearest Dear”. Fragments of and variations on the lyrics appear all over the place from the British isles to Alabama, set to different music, and probably this music has had many

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Little Billy Wilson

Also known as “Billy Wilson”, “Old Bill Wilson”, and “Ace of Spades”. Standard notation is available at http://www.tunearch.org/wiki/Billy_Wilson as part of the magnificent Traditional Tune Archive. This banjo tab is based more or less on Cathy Fink’s playing in Slow

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Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Farther In The Fire

I transcribed this version from a YouTube video (below) of The Transatlantic Sessions. The tune is led by Bruce Molsky, so I’m assuming this is his arrangement. Download: Compressed MusicXML More info on the tune can be foundd at the

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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

We’re still working on this, but in the meantime, here’s some banjo tab. Download:┬áTablEdit (TEF)

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Red Haired Boy

Also known as Little Beggarman and, apparently, Soldier With A Wooden Leg. This is Miles Krassen’s version, with chords from Brody and Silberberg. Both Krassen and Brody have this in A Major, with accidentals pulling the G# back down to

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Saint Anne’s Reel

This is from the Fiddler’s Fakebook: Download: Compressed MusicXML Banjo tab: This is Dan Levenson’s version, with some tweaks by Cam: Download: TablEdit (tef) Videos: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE7Gbk7XlKw httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYIo2CtDSUI

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Shady Grove

This one comes from Allen Hart’s banjo class at Dusty Strings. There are a ton of versions of Shady Grove out there, and we’re starting from Allen’s banjo tab, so I’ll probably have to figure out a good fiddle version

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Needlecase

Also known as: Needle Case, Needle In The Case There’s an interesting version in the Fiddler’s Companion, but this is the version from the Tractor Tavern book: Download: Compressed MusicXML Banjo tab: Download: TablEdit (tef) Videos: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Xk8sgT-TA

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Frosty Morning

Also known as: Frosty Morn’, Cold and Frosty Morning This is mostly David Brody’s version from the Fiddler’s Fakebook: Download:┬áCompressed MusicXML Banjo tab: Download: TablEdit (tef) Videos: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sg2QKwE-6M httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVes1imP19M

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