Audio Recordings Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over
About this Item
- Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over
- 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
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: C
- - Stylistic features: Slurs in bowing.
- - Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
- - Related Tune(s): Shelving Rock
- - Compass: 14
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Rendition: 1r-2-(spoken)-1r-2r-r-2r-1
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQC (abcd abc'e qrst qrc'e)
- - Spoken: [before tune]/HENRY REED: Let's see, I used to play one, now, that . . . .[after first part]/HENRY REED: You ever hear of that one?/ALAN JABBOUR: Go ahead. Let me hear it. I think I have.[after second part]/HENRY REED: Don't believe I ever played that one
- - Recording chronology: 166
- - Related Tune(s): Billy in the Low Ground
- - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds
- - Henry Reed describes playing this with his brother as a dancing piece. As one photograph in this presentation illustrates, he was usually the banjo player when they played together. "Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over" is a tune cut of the same general melodic cloth as the usual "Billy in the Low Ground" in C (see "Shelving Rock," AFS 13034b35), but it has a narrower compass and is more dance-like. The title evokes the end of a dance party. Fiddlers sometimes have had "last tunes" that were official party-enders. Once they had played such a tune, they would refuse to play any more music.Before beginning this tune, Henry Reed plays a fragment of "Hell up Cole Holler" (see AFS 13703b13 for a more complete version).
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B14
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000235. (Accessed February 12, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1967) Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000235.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000235>.