Notated Music Love Somebody [music transcription]

Format Notated Music
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Notated Music
Sheet Music
Love Somebody [music transcription]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Created / Published
[Between 1966 and 1968]
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Breakdowns
-  Reels
-  Ethnography
-  Sheet Music
-  Music score
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Sheet Music
Music score
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
-  Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2
-  Phrase Structure: ABA'C QRST (aba'c ab'de qeqr q'stb)
-  Compass: 15 (11 plus low A)
-  Stylistic features: Slurs in bowing.
-  Handwritten: Played thru once more (but 2nd str. not repeated) w. some variations in notes & bowing.
-  This is a widely distributed song and dance tune, often occurring with this title in the Upper South and points west. Scottish sets are often called "My Love She's But a Lassie Yet," which appeared in the well-distributed eighteenth-century publication Scots Musical Museum (1853 edition), vol. 2, 234 (#225). Sharp recorded it from Mrs. Stella Reynolds along the Blue Ridge in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, as "I'm Seventeen Come Sunday" (English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, vol. 2, 158, #127-D), and other instrumental sets have titles echoing the same song, such as "Sweet Sixteen." Various manuscript sets show that the instrumental tune was in America by the late eighteenth century, and Knauff has a version called "Richmond Blues" in Virginia Reels (1839).Henry Reed's performance is cut short by a problem he was having with the fiddle he had been lent; its bridge was rounded too much for him, causing his bow to hit the fiddle when he played on the G-string (which he called "the bass").
manuscript; 1 page
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: Notebook 2:45
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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