Audio Recordings The Campbells Are Coming
- The Campbells Are Coming
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, November 26, 1966
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Jigs
- - Quicksteps
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 6/8
- - Key: G/D
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 1 minute, 44 seconds
- - Rendition: Fragmentary
- - Phrase Structure: Fragmentary
- - Compass: Fragmentary
- - Strains: 2 (fragmentary)
- - Spoken: [middle of performance]/HENRY REED: I never got it all./ALAN JABBOUR: Yeah.[after next strain]/HENRY REED: That's the way she goes./ALAN JABBOUR: Yeah.[later]/HENRY REED: There's another part to that.[after tune]/HENRY REED: It's been so long I nearly for
- - Recording chronology: 095
- - "The Campbells Are Coming" is well-known in the printed tune collections, appearing in Johnson, Scots Musical Museum (1853 edition), vol. 2, 309 (#299) and in early American manuscript collections such as "Henry Beck's Flute Book " and "A. Shattuck's Book [ca. 1801]," as well as numerous nineteenth-century collections and twentieth-century volumes such as Ford, Traditional Music of America, p. 110, and Ryan, Dances of Our Pioneers, p. 8. But it seems not to have had much Southern circulation. Henry Reed struggled to recall this tune, which he declared was a good piece. He seemed to conclude that it had an addition part in the key of D, but he could not recall it clearly. Most published sets are in G and have two strains. A common alternate title for the tune is "Hob or Nob." Henry Reed thought that this was a tune of the War of 1812.
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A25
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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