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