Audio Recordings [I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee]

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Henry
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
[I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, August 27, 1966
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Breakdowns
-  Reels
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Compass: 12
-  Key: G
-  Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
-  Rendition: 1-2r-1r-2r-1r-2
-  Related Tune(s): I've Got to Leave You
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (abcd abef qrqs qrtf)
-  Related Tune(s): The Girl I Left behind Me
-  This tune has striking resemblances to "The Girl I Left behind Me" (see AFS 13703b20), and the title, though different, does not contradict that possible connection. But the first strain rises to the octave instead of descending to the lower tonic, and the second strain is not the usual "Girl I Left behind Me" strain but sounds instead like a filler strain. See also "I've Got to Leave You" (AFS 13703b19) for a slow air with possible title connections. Henry Reed plays this tune twice; the second time (AFS 13705a43), it is slowed down slightly, which alters his style somewhat. More slurred triplet patterns appear in the noting, and the second strain shows an interesting melodic alteration in the second time through.
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Duration: 1 minute, 20 seconds
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed reel."
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: Go ahead.
-  Recording chronology: 048
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035A37
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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