Audio Recordings Folding Down the Sheets
About this Item
- Folding Down the Sheets
- 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 (high-low, 2-2)
- - Phrase Structure: AB QR alternating with A'B QR (abcd qrqs alternating with a'bcd qrqs)
- - Compass: 14
- - Related Tune(s): Republican Spirit
- - Related Tune(s): The Mackilmoyle
- - This tune is so musically singular that it would not be surprising to find that it was unique, but in fact another set with the same title is in the American Folklife Center's collections (AFS 10,894a), recorded in 1954 by Wyatt Insko from Floyd Burchett in Pike County, Kentucky. They are somewhat similar to an unusual reel that appears in Knauff's Virginia Reels (1839), vol. 1, #2, called "Republican Spirit," and in Canadian sets such as Messer, Way Down East Fiddlin' Tunes (1948), p. 9, #25 "The Mackilmoyle." A special feature of Henry Reed's set is the modified version of the first strain that alternates with the version he plays initially. He says he learned it from "Old Man Quince Dillion and John Dillion, and [fellow?] Falls, all of 'em played it."
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Foldin' Down the Sheets."
- - Duration: 58 seconds
- - Rendition: 1-2r-1'r-2r-1r
- - Spoken: [beginning of tune]/ALAN JABBOUR: Why, I like it too.[after tune]/HENRY REED: [Laughs]/ALAN JABBOUR: That's one of my favorites. Who did you learn that from?/HENRY REED: Old Man Quince Dillion and John Dillion, and fellow Falls, all of them played it./ALA
- - Recording chronology: 139
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705A44
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Folding Down the Sheets. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000208/. (Accessed September 30, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Jabbour, K. S. & Reed, H. (1967) Folding Down the Sheets. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000208/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. Folding Down the Sheets. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000208/>.