Audio Recordings Rabbit Sitting on the Corner of the Fence
Jabbour, Karen Singer
- Rabbit Sitting on the Corner of the Fence
- 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, July 17, 1967
- 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
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
- - Compass: 10
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 41 seconds
- - Related Tune(s): Poplar Pole
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Rabbit Sittin' on the Corner of the Fence."
- - Rendition: 1-(hesitation)-1r-2-?
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRST? (abcd abce qrsd tuvw?)
- - Recording chronology: 155
- - This is a tune widely played in the Upper South, especially along the Blue Ridge. It is popular as both a fiddle and a banjo tune, and it has attracted to itself a number of floating lyric verses. Common titles include "Blue-Eyed Gal," "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss," and "Susananna Gal." As Henry Reed moves into the high strain, he seems to conflate the tune with another tune, probably "Poplar Pole" (see AFS 13705a33).
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B03
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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