Audio Recording [I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee]
[I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee]
About this Item
- [I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee]
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, August 27, 1966
- - 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/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035A37
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
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Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1 (AFC 1967/007), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Fiddle tunes of the old frontier: the Henry Reed collection online presentation (AFC 1999/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000118/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1966) I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000118/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. I'm Going Away to Leave You, Going to Tennessee. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000118/>.