Down In Little Egypt

Tonight’s string band tune was a C tune: “Down In Little Egypt”, from Noah Beavers (1898–1990) of  Elkville, Illinois. The tune was collected from him by the Indian Creek Delta Boys in the 1970s, without a title at the time. Southern Illinois was known among old-timers as “Little Egypt”, so Chirps Smith gave the tune the name “Down In Little Egypt”.

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Chirps Smith has an album by the same name; you can hear his version of the tune on the album’s page at Vigortone Records.

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