Audio Recording Ducks in the Pond
About this Item
- Ducks in the Pond
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Reed, Watha (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, November 26, 1966
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
- - Compass: 15 (11 plus low A)
- - Key: A
- - Phrase Structure: ABA'C QRQ'C (abcd ab'ef qbrr qb'ef)
- - Related Tune(s): Lady of the Lake
- - This tune seems to be a variant of "Lady of the Lake," which is also a name used for a dance. Note the possible connection of "lake/pond" in the two titles. "Lady of the Lake" appears in Knauff's Virginia Reels (1839), vol. 3, #7, which seems to situate it firmly in early nineteenth-century Virginia tradition, and Winston Wilkinson recorded a version before 1936 from J. H. Chisholm of Greenwood, Virginia (see Wilkinson, "Virginia Dance Tunes," p. 10). Both these versions begin with the low strain, but Henry Reed's set recasts the tune with the high strain first, reflecting the widespread taste in the Appalachian South for instrumental tunes that begin with the high strain.
- - Rendition: 1r-2r
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Performed by Watha Reed, guitar.
- - Recording chronology: 090
- - Duration: 31 seconds
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A20
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Henry Reed, and Watha Reed. Ducks in the Pond. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000160/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H. & Reed, W. (1966) Ducks in the Pond. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000160/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. Ducks in the Pond. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000160/>.