Audio Recordings Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Jabbour, Karen Singer
Reed, Henry
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Airs
Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Jabbour, Karen Singer (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, June 18, 1966
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Airs
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Key: C
-  Compass: 10
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Strains: 1
-  Rendition: 1-1-1
-  Phrase Structure: ABC (abcd efcd aghi)
-  Stylistic features: Lots of use of fourth finger instead of open string.
-  Spoken: [before tune]/WOMAN: Daddy . . . ./HENRY REED: Huh?/WOMAN: Play "The Beautiful Ohio."/HENRY REED: This here's better than that, though.[after tune]/ALAN JABBOUR: So, what did you call it?/HENRY REED and WOMAN: "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder."/ALAN J
-  Recording chronology: 022
-  Duration: 1 minute, 12 seconds
-  This is a sentimental song from the late nineteenth century, and it is played in a carefully noted style quite at variance with his fiddle style for playing traditional songs such as "House Carpenter."
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13033B14
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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