Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Henry
Dates 1967
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Love Somebody (fragment)
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, October 28, 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
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Strains: 1
-  Rendition: Fragmentary
-  Phrase Structure: Fragmentary
-  Compass: Fragmentary
-  Duration: 32 seconds
-  Spoken: HENRY REED: That's a snappy old piece!/ALAN JABBOUR: It is. Yeah. I like that. I play that one. I guess I learned it from you./HENRY REED: Get--Try her. That's "Love Somebody."
-  Recording chronology: 181
-  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 earlier performance (AFS 13034b31) is more complete than this performance.
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B29
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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