This must be the oldest original fiddle tune that I still play. A hand draw tab was published in The Florida Fiddler newsletter a long time ago.
This update is only a little different. I don’t think I had Georgia bow in the B part, as in this version.
A special observation is the use of a high fourth finger in the B part. That stretches all the way up to an F natural. You notice the slide up and down indications, too. It’s a moaning kind of sound. Very bluesy.
This is one of my own tunes. Using Little Beggar Man as a model for the structure of the tune gave me a chance to slip into the key of F in the B part. I had in mind an Irish reel kind of tune.
(On August 9 I updated the chart. After meeting with members of BAFA and playing through it, I wasn’t satisfied with the version I had posted. This is more difficult, but closer to the way I play the tune.) (I really do know how to spell ‘beggar’.)