Audio Recordings Peekaboo
About this Item
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Reed, Watha (Performer)
- Scanlan, Wm. J. (William James), 1856-1898 (Composer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, November 26, 1966
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Waltzes
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Key: D
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Meter: 3/4
- - Duration: 1 minute, 23 seconds
- - Performed by Watha Reed, guitar.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Pickyboo."
- - Strains: 3 (middle-middle-middle, 16-16-16)
- - Rendition: 1-2-3-1r-2
- - Phrase Structure: ABACABDE QRSTQRDE UVWXUVYE
- - Compass: 10 (13 including the high D ending on E-string)
- - Recording chronology: 089
- - Composed by W. J. Scanlan, 1883
- - "Peekaboo" is a well-known waltz among American fiddlers. It was published in 1883 by W. J. Scanlan as a sheet music edition, entitled Peek-a-Boo Waltz. Twentieth-century examples include Adam, Old Time Fiddlers' Favorite Barn Dance Tunes, #39; Owens, American Square Dances, p. 34; Ruth, Pioneer Western Folk Tunes, p. 48. Most sets consist of the first two strains that Henry Reed plays here, but he adds a third strain. The tempo is lively, as is usual for waltzes in the playing of older fiddlers such as Henry Reed--not quite as fast as Viennese waltzes, perhaps, but noticeably faster than the slow waltz tempo of modern country music.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A19
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
Scanlan, Wm. J. (William James)
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Henry Reed, Watha Reed, and Wm. J Scanlan. Peekaboo. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000159/. (Accessed January 23, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H., Reed, W. & Scanlan, W. J. (1966) Peekaboo. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000159/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. Peekaboo. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000159/>.