Audio Recordings I've Got to Leave You
- I've Got to Leave You
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Reed, Gene, 1929-2012 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Airs
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: A
- - Compass: 9
- - Related Tune(s): Barbara Allen
- - Related Tune(s): The Foggy Dew
- - Related Tune(s): I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee
- - Related Tune(s): The Girl I Left behind Me
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 1 minute, 14 seconds
- - Performed by Gene Reed, guitar.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "I've got to leave you...."
- - Strains: 1 (6)
- - Rendition: (1)-1-1-1
- - Phrase Structure: ABCDCD (abab' cdef)
- - Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: That's it. What was the name of it?/HENRY REED: Something about "I've Got to Leave You," or something. I don't know what, something like that.
- - Recording chronology: 119
- - Related Tune(s): Shady Grove
- - This air must be drawn from a song, but the only words Henry Reed could recall are "I've Got to Leave You." The tune is the old British and American "Boyne Water" air, also related to Henry Reed's "Shady Grove." "Boyne Water" refers to the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, and the tune appears in America as early as 1786, in "Henry Beck's Flute Book," a manuscript tunebook in the Library of Congress. For typical sets, see Scots Musical Museum (1853 edition), vol. 2, 363 (#351) and vol. 4, 325; Joyce, Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909), #377; O'Neill's Music of Ireland #260.
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B19
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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