Old Time Fiddling From The State Of Arkansas

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"Despite the long lines of fiddling tradition, and the hundreds of fiddlers from Arkansas, very little has been done to archive and catalogue who they were, what they played, and how. Many names have faded from history, many recordings lost, along with many of their tunes. This page serves to preserve the relative few, and their music; serving as a dedication to all the Arkansas old-time fiddlers."         Martin-Darrell

 

I want to thank Roy Pilgrim for giving me the idea for this page and Martin-Darrell for helping me get it started.       Larry Warren

 

 

Titlesort descending Artist Band Key Tuning
A&E Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow A & E GDAE
Aint She Sweet Bob Larkan Bob Larkan Bb GDAE
Alabama Girls Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Alabama Girls Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Angeline The Baker Tilman Pyeatt Tilman Pyeatt A GDAE
Arkansas Fiddler Tilman Pyeatt Tilman Pyeatt G GDAE
Arkansas Hotel George Edgin's Corn Dodgers George Edgin's Corn Dodgers D GDAE
Arkansas Pullet Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers G GDAE
Arkansas Traveler Buddy Lancaster Buddy Lancaster D GDAE
Arkansas Traveler Jimmy Driftwood Jimmy Driftwood D ADAE
Arkansas Traveler Matt Darnell Matt Darnell D GDAE
Arkansas Traveler Cecil Snow Cecil Snow D GDAE
Arkansas Traveler Gene England and Paulette Reves Gene England and Paulette Reves A AEAE
Arkansas Traveler Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent D GDAE
Arkansas Traveler Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Arkansas Wagoneer Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers C GDAE
Arkansas Waltz Bob Larkan Bob Larkan D GDAE
Baby With Black Face And Shiny Eyes Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Back Up And Push Cotton Combs Cotton Combs C GDAE
Bailey Waltz Frank Gardner Luke Hignight's Ozark Strutters D GDAE
Bath House Blues Anson Fuller Ashley's Melody Men C GDAE
Bay Rooster Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace G GDAE
Bear Creek Hop Gene England and Paulette Reves Gene England and Paulette Reves A AEAE
Beaumont Rag Cotton Combs Cotton Combs, Cotton Coombs F GDAE
Beautiful Belle Bob Larkan Bob Larkan Bb GDAE
Big Sandy Cotton Combs Cotton Combs A GDAE
Big Sandy River Ulys Pilcher Ulys Pilcher A GDAE
Big Taters In The Sandy Land Stan Jackson Stan Jackson G GDAE
Billy In The Low Ground Seth Mize Seth Mize C GDAE
Birmingham John Chism Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers A AEAE
Black Jack Davy Seth Mize Seth Mize
Black Mountain Breakdown Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes A AEAC#
Black Mountain Rag Cecil Snow Cecil Snow A AEAC#
Blackberry Blossom Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace G GDAE
Blackberry Blossom Leslie Band - Gene England and Paulette Reves on fiddle Leslie Band - Gene England and Paulette Reves on fiddle G GDAE
Bodard Waltz Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes
Boil Them Cabbage Down Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Bonaparte Crossing The Alps Clyde Blair Clyde Blair G GDAE
Bonaparte's Charge Absie Morrison Absie Morrison D DDAD
Bonaparte's Retreat Absie Morrison Absie Morrison D DDAD
Bonaparte's Retreat Lon Jordan Lon Jordan D DDAD
Bonaparte's Retreat Earl Blair Earl Blair D DDAD
Bonaparte's Retreat Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace D GDAE
Bonaparte's Retreat Sam Younger Sam Younger D GDAE
Bonaparte's Retreat Cecil Snow Cecil Snow D GDAE
Bonaparte's Retreat, Old Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes D DDAD
Bonaparte's Retreat, Old Clyde Blair Clyde Blair G GDAE
Bostony Billy Mathews Billy Mathews G GDAE
British March Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Broken Legged Chicken Jim "Skeeter" Walden Jim "Skeeter" Walden C FCGD
Buffalo Gals Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Buffalo Nickle Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Bull Durham Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Bunker Hill Gertie Morrison Branscum Gertie Morrison Branscum
Bunker Hill Buddy Lancaster Buddy Lancaster A GDAE
Cacklin' Hen Eugene Dodd Eugene Dodd
Carolina Rattlesnake Lon Jordan Lon Jordan
Carroll County Blues George T. Jones George T. Jones
Carroll County Blues Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Casey Jones Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Cheat Mountain Cecil Snow Cecil Snow D GDAE
Chinese Breakdown George T. Jones George T. Jones
Chinese Breakdown Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Cindy Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Cindy Blair Family Blair Family G GDAE
Cluck Ol' Hen Earl Blair Earl Blair
Comin Down From Denver Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Concord March Absie Morrison Absie Morrison C GDAE
Corn Dodger Special #1 George Edgin's Corn Dodgers George Edgin's Corn Dodgers
Cornwallis's Surrender Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Cottage Hornpipe Absie Morrison Absie Morrison D GDAE
Cotton Eye Joe Sam Younger Sam Younger
Cotton Eyed Joe John Chism Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers G GDAD
Cotton Eyed Joe Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Cowboy Waltz Tilman Pyeatt Tilman Pyeatt G GDAE
Crazy Horse Faye Green Faye Green
Cripple Creek Eugene Dodd Eugene Dodd
Cripple Creek Arkansaw Travelers Arkansaw Travelers G GDAE
Crippled Turkey Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Dago March Lon Finley Lon Finley
Devils Dream Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Double Eagle Matt Darnell Matt Darnell
Down In Arkansas Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers C GDAE
Down Yonder Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Dragging The Bow Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Drunkard's Hiccoughs Reeves White County Ramblers Reeves White County Ramblers A AEAC#
Drunkard's Hiccups Cecil Snow Cecil Snow A AEAC#
Dry & Dusty Abbie & Apsie Morrison Morrison Brothers D DDAD
Durang's Hornpipe Willie Morrison Willie Morrison D GDAE
Durang's Hornpipe Gene England Gene England D ADAE
Durangs Hornpipe Willie & David Fate Morrison Willie & David Fate Morrison D GDAE
Durangs Hornpipe Gene England and Paulette Reves Gene England and Paulette Reves D GDAE
Eighth Of January Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Eighth Of January Willie Morrison Willie Morrison D GDAE
Eighth Of January Willie & David Fate Morrison Willie & David Fate Morrison D GDAE
Eighth Of January Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Eighth Of January Gene England and Paulette Reves Gene England and Paulette Reves A AEAC#
Eighth Of January Cyrus Futrell Arkansas Barefoot Boys D GDAE
Eighth Of January Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent D GDAE
Eighth Of January Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Faded Love Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Faded Love Cotton Combs Cotton Combs D GDAE
Fiddler's Dram Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDGD
Fire On The Mountain Jim "Skeeter" Walden Jim "Skeeter" Walden G FCGD
Fire On The Mountain George T. Jones George T. Jones
Fisher's Hornpipe Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent D GDAE
Flying Engine Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers A GDAE
Fog On The Mountain Otis Johnson Otis Johnson
Forked Deer River Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent D GDAE
Fort Gibson Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes
Fort Smith Cotton Combs Cotton Combs G GDAE
Fort Smith Breakdown Luke Hignight Luke Hignight's Ozark Strutters G GDAE
Forty Years Ago Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
George Washington John Chism Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers A AEAE
Get Along Home Miss Cindy John Chism Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers G GDAE
Going Down The River Dr Smith's Hoss Hair Pullers Dr Smith's Hoss Hair Pullers F GDAE
Going Down To Levin Point To Get A Load Of Corn Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent A AEAE
Going Up Brushy Fork Violet Hensley Violet Hensley A GDAE
Gold Rush Seth Mize Seth Mize
Gold Rush Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Golden Slippers Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Goodbye Waltz Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Goodnight Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Greek Music Absie Morrison Absie Morrison C GDAE
Green Valley Waltz Arlin Hughes Arlin Hughes G GDAE
Green Valley Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow D GDAE
Green Valley Waltz The Ozarkers The Ozarkers G GDAE
Green Valley Waltz Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Heath Waltz Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Hell Among The Yearlings Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Hesitation Blues Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers G GDAE
Hey Betty Martin Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Higher Up The Monkey Climbs Bob Larkan Bob Larkan Bb GDAE
Hog Eye John Chism Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers A Modal AEAE
Hump Back Mule Arlin Hughes Arlin Hughes D GDAE
Hump Back Mule Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Hump Back Sam Tilman Pyeatt Tilman Pyeatt
I Don't Love Nobody Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
I Hung My Jawbone Lon Jordan Lon Jordan
I Love Somebody Cyrus Futrell Arkansas Barefoot Boys D GDAE
I'll Be All Smiles Tonight Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
I'll Be Somewhere Listening Blair Family Blair Family F GDAE
In The Garden Where The Irish Potatoes Grow Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers
Indian Creek Merle Reves Merle Reves
Irish Washerwoman Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Jaw Bone John Chism Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers A Modal AEAE
Jericho Violet Hensley Violet Hensley A AEAC#
Jesse James Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Jimmy Crack Corn Cy Futrell Cy Futrell
Jump Up Kitty Puss Fate Morrison Fate Morrison
Just Gimme The Leavings Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers
Kansas City Reel Bob Larkan Bob Larkan A AEAE
Leather Britches Lon Jordan Lon Jordan
Leather Britches Cotton Combs Cotton Combs G GDAE
Lee's Retreat From Gettysburg Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Liberty Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Liberty Sam Younger Sam Younger D GDAE
Liberty Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Little Home In West Virginia Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Little Nellie's Waltz Bob Larkan Bob Larkan G GDAE
Lord Cornwallis' March Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Lost Girl In Pine Hills Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent A AEAE
Lost Indian Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Lost Indian Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Lost Indian Violet Hensley Violet Hensley E AEAE
Maggie Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Marching Through Georgia Absie Morrison Absie Morrison D GDAE
Marmaduke Hornpipe Charlie Richardson Charlie Richardson
Mason's March Sam Younger Sam Younger G GDAE
Mason's March Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes G GDAE
Mate To The Hog Waltz Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Mayflower Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
McLeod's Reel Bob Larkan Bob Larkan G GDAE
Me And My Fiddle Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Mississippi Sawyer Willie & David Fate Morrison Willie & David Fate Morrison D GDAE
Mississippi Sawyer Buddy Lancaster Buddy Lancaster D GDAE
Mississippi Sawyer Jim "Skeeter" Walden Jim "Skeeter" Walden C GCGD
Montana Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow A GDAE
Morning Glory Waltz Red Gillihan Red Gillihan
Morris Hornpipe Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace C GDAE
My Ozark Mountain Home George Edgin's Corn Dodgers George Edgin's Corn Dodgers
My Pretty Little Girl's Gone Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Nancy's Got a Pretty Dress On Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Natchez Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Natchez Under The Hill Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent A AEAE
Natchez Under The Hill Jim "Skeeter" Walden Jim "Skeeter" Walden F FCGD
Natchez Under The Hill Lon Jordan Lon Jordan
Nellie Gray Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Nellie Gray Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
New House Stan Jackson Stan Jackson G GDAE
Newton County Tilman Pyeatt Tilman Pyeatt
Nubbin Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace C GDAE
Oklahoma Run Stan Jackson Stan Jackson C GDAE
Old C Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow C GDAE
Old Grey Eagle Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Old Joe Clark Violet Hensley Violet Hensley A GDAE
Old Joe Clark Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent A AEAE
Old Joe Clark Seth Mize Seth Mize A GDAE
Old Joe Clark Cotton Combs Cotton Combs A GDAE
Old Joe Clark Matt Darnell Matt Darnell A GDAE
Old Joe Clark Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace A GDAE
Old Joe Clark Arkansaw Travelers Arkansaw Travelers A GDAE
Old Joe Redbird Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace G GDAE
Old Judge Parker Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace G GDAE
Old Leather Bonnet With A Hole In The Crown Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace G GDAE
Old Miss Coleman Martin-Darrell Martin-Darrell G Modal GCGD
Old Schottische Cecil Snow Cecil Snow D GDAE
On The Rock Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace A GDAE
Over The Waves Cecil Snow Cecil Snow G GDAE
Ozark Moon Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Ozark Mountain Rag Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Ozark Waltz Absie Morrison Absie Morrison F GDAE
Paddy Won't You Drink Some Cider Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Paddy Won't You Drink Some Good Old Cider Bob Larkan Bob Larkan A GDAE
Pallet On The Floor Cecil Snow Cecil Snow G GDAE
Peek A Boo Waltz Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Peek-a-Boo Waltz Blair Family Blair Family D GDAE
Peekaboo Waltz Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent D GDAE
Pope's Waltz Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers A GDAE
Prairie County Waltz Bob Larkan Bob Larkan C GDAE
Prettiest Girl In Town Absie Morrison Absie Morrison C GDAE
Pretty Little Girl With A Blue Dress On Stan Jackson Stan Jackson G GDAE
Ragtime Annie Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Ragtime Annie Willie Morrison Willie Morrison D GDAE
Ragtime Annie Sam Younger Sam Younger D GDAE
Ranger's Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Rattler Treed A Possum Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers D GDAE
Razorback Waltz Cotton Combs Cotton Combs C GDAE
Reaves Waltz Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers C GDAE
Red Bird Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Red Fox Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Red Wing Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Rickett's Hornpipe Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Robinson County L.O. Birkhead & R.M. Lane L.O. Birkhead & R.M. Lane D GDAE
Rock My Baby To Sleep Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Rose Nell Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Rubber Dollie Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Rugged Cross Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Run, Little Lula, Run Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes
Saddle Old Spike Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Sailing On The Ocean Frank Gardner Luke Hignight's Ozark Strutters D GDAE
Sally Ann Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Sally Gooden Violet Hensley Violet Hensley A AEAC#
Sally Goodin Mulkey Kent Mulkey Kent A AEAE
Sally Goodin Seth Mize Seth Mize
Sally Johnson Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Sam Moore Waltz Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Sam Taylor's Tune Stan Jackson Stan Jackson G GDAE
San Antonio Rose Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
San Antonio Rose Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Saturday Night Waltz Bob Larkan Bob Larkan A GDAE
Schottische Glenn Morrison Glenn Morrison G GDAE
Scotch Musick Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Searcy County Rag Anson Fuller Ashley's Melody Men C GDAE
She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain Violet Hensley Violet Hensley A GDAE
Sheeps And Goats Go To Pasture Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Shortening Bread Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers D GDAE
Silver Bells Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Silver Bells Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Silver Nail Bob Larkan Bob Larkan G GDAE
Snow On The Mountain Seth Mize Seth Mize
Soldier's Joy Asburn Avey Asburn Avey D GDAE
Soldier's Joy Absie Morrison Absie Morrison D GDAE
Soldier's Joy Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Soldier's Joy Jim "Skeeter" Walden Jim "Skeeter" Walden C GCGD
Soldiers Joy Gertie Morrison Branscum Gertie Morrison Branscum D GDAE
Soldiers Joy George T. Jones George T. Jones
Spanish Two Step Cecil Snow Cecil Snow A & D GDAE
Spanish Two Step Clyde Blair Clyde Blair Bb GDAE
Strawberry Blues Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers Bb GDAE
Sugar Hill Eugene Dodd Eugene Dodd D GDAE
Sugar In My Coffee Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Sunflower Hornpipe Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Sweet Bunch of Daisies Cotton Combs Cotton Combs G GDAE
Sweetest Flower Waltz Ashley's Melody Men Ashley's Melody Men C GDAE
Take Me Back To Tulsa Violet Hensley Violet Hensley A GDAE
Ten Cent Piece Ike & Ira Reaves Reaves White County Ramblers C GDAE
Tennessee Wagoner Seth Mize Seth Mize
Tennessee Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Tennessee Waltz Cotton Combs Cotton Combs C GDAE
Texas Starvation Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes A AEAC#
There's No Hell In Georgia Frank Gardner Luke Hignight's Ozark Strutters D GDAE
Tom & Jerry Roger Fountain Roger Fountain
Tomahawk Frank Muns Frank Muns
Train Whistle Blues Violet Hensley Violet Hensley A GDAE
Turkey In The Straw Seth Mize Seth Mize G GDAE
Turkey In The Straw Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Twinkle Little Star Cotton Combs Cotton Combs G GDAE
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Leslie Band - Gene England and Paulette Reves on fiddle Leslie Band - Gene England and Paulette Reves on fiddle
Uncle Henry Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D DDAD
Under The Double Eagle Bob Larkan Bob Larkan C GDAE
Unknown Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes
Valley Forge Jimmy Driftwood Jimmy Driftwood
Virginia March Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Waggoner Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Wagoner Sam Younger Sam Younger C GDAE
Wagoner Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Wake Up Susan Eulis Rorie Eulis Rorie
Walk Along John Luke Hignight Luke Hignight's Ozark Strutters G GDAE
Walk Along John Absie Morrison Absie Morrison G GDAE
Walk Along John Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes
Walk Along John Violet Hensley Violet Hensley G GDAE
Walkin' In My Sleep Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Waltz Of The Violets Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Wang Wang Blues Violet Hensley Violet Hensley C GDAE
Warsaw 42nd Jimmy Driftwood Jimmy Driftwood D DDAD
We're Gonna Hunt The Buffalo Jimmy Driftwood Jimmy Driftwood
Wednesday Night Waltz Willie & David Fate Morrison Willie & David Fate Morrison D GDAE
Wednesday Night Waltz Cotton Combs Cotton Combs G GDAE
Weeping Hearts Cecil Snow Cecil Snow
Westphalia Waltz Cotton Combs Cotton Combs
Whiskers Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
Whiskey Before Breakfast Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace
White River Bend Jimmy Driftwood Jimmy Driftwood
Whoa Mule Fate Morrison Fate Morrison
Wildcat Waltz Cecil Snow Cecil Snow G GDAE
Wildwood Flower Violet Hensley Violet Hensley D GDAE
Wildwood Flower Cecil Snow Cecil Snow D GDAE
Will Packett's Hornpipe Oscar Sherwood Scholes Oscar Sherwood Scholes D GDAE
Women Wear No Clothes At All Bob Larkan Bob Larkan Bb GDAE