old time fiddle

Arkansas Traveler

  Arkansas Traveler and Eck Robertson   Eck Robertson recorded Arkansas Traveller and Sally Gooden for Edison Records in 1922. These must have been the first recordings of fiddle tunes. Sally Gooden was included in the Smithsonian Country Classics. The other side of the original recording, Arkansas Traveller, remains a very popular tune in fiddle […]

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Golden Slippers

O Dem Golden Slippers is a tune we often play at the Bay Area Fiddlers. Composed in the 19th century, it has a gospel message. Golden Slippers for dancing on the heavenly streets of gold.  For a better printed version here is the pdf chart. For a Gospel song that has a strong devotional feel, […]

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Golden Slippers in Fiddle Tab

Golden Slippers is a favorite at the Bay Area Fiddlers Association. We add new tunes constantly, and we also go back to the fiddle chestnuts of yesterday. There are fancier versions of this tune. This one is almost a straight ahead cover of the melody as sung, with just a few fiddling changes. And here […]

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Down Yonder

Down Yonder is a good old time tune that you don’t hear so much any more. My first serious exposure to it was when I listened to the “Circle Album.” Doc Watson asked, “How does that go, Vassar?” and away they went. That version got published by Oak Publications. Alas, it is out of print. […]

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New Five Cents

This is one of the Money Tunes. It’s an old time hoedown. This tab chart is close to how I play it most of the time. I think of the changes that the US Mint has put the Jefferson nickel through in recent years. Either you like it or not. I call it okay. When […]

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