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The Fiddle Book by Marion Thede

The Fiddle Book by Marion Thede


The Fiddle Book by Marion Thede (pronounced Thee Dee) was published in 1967. Ms. Thede's list of accomplishments include fiddle contest judge, violinist/violist with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, head of the Oklahoma Folk Council, and author. For a more comprehensive list of her accomplishments, see Paul Kirk's TOTW #125 on his YouTube Channel.

Note: This collection of fiddle tunes differs from the "Audio Files For Book" collections already on Slippery-Hill as there are very few source recordings. Several contemporary musicians have given Slippery-Hill permission to use their interpretations of the tunes that are in this book. A big thank you goes out to Paul Kirk, Tom Sauber, and Rayna Gellert.

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Tune View
Title Artist Key Tuning
Across The Sea Tom Sauber D GDAE
Bear Creek Earl Collins G GDAE
Benny Eat A Woodchuck Paul Kirk G GDAE
Black Jack Davy Paul Kirk G GDGD
Bonaparte's Retreat Paul Kirk D DDAD
Cacklin' Hen Tom Sauber G GDAE
Chicken Pie Tom Sauber A AEAE
Cluckin' Hen Paul Kirk A AEAE
Coleman Killed His Wife Paul Kirk D GDAE
Collins Breakdown Paul Kirk D ADAE
Coon Dog Paul Kirk G GDAE
Cotton Eyed Joe W.S. Collins G GDAD
Creek Nation Paul Kirk C GDAE
Cripple Creek Paul Kirk C GDAE
Cripple Creek Paul Kirk G GDGB
Cumberland Gap Paul Kirk G GDAE
Custer's Last Charge Paul Kirk G GDAE
Devilish Mary Paul Kirk C GCGD
Drunken Hiccups Max Collins A AEAC#
Dry & Dusty Max Collins E EEBE
Dust In The Lane Tom Sauber A Modal GDAE
Eighth Of January Earl Collins D GDAE
Finger Ring Paul Kirk D ADAE
Five Miles From Town Tom Sauber A EEAE
Forked Deer Paul Kirk D ADAE
Fort Smith W.S. Collins G GDAE
Give The Fiddler A Dram Paul Kirk A AEAE
Goner Paul Kirk G GDGD
Good Indian Paul Kirk Em & G GDAE
Granny Will Your Dog Bite Paul Kirk G GDGD
Great Big Taters In A Sandy Land Tom Sauber A AEAE
Green Back Dollar Max Collins A AEAE
Green Valley Waltz George Edgin G GDAE
Grey Eagle Tom Sauber A AEAE
Hanning's Farewell Paul Kirk A Modal GDAE
Heel Flies Tom Sauber G GDAE
Hop High Ladies Paul Kirk G GDAE
Hop Up Kitty Puss Paul Kirk D ADAE
I Lost My Liza Jane Max Collins A AEAE
Idy Red Paul Kirk A AEAE
Irish Wash Woman Austin Johnston G GDAE
Jenny Nettles Earl Collins A AEAC#
Jenny On The Railroad Paul Kirk A Modal GDAE
Judge Parker Jesse Wallace G GDAE
Lasses Cane W.S. Collins A AEAE
Last Of Callahan Paul Kirk C GCGD
Little Dutch Girl Paul Kirk G GDGD
Little Girl With The Hair All Down Behind Rayna Gellert A AEAE
Little Home To Go To Tom Sauber G GDAD
Liza Jane No 3 Earl Collins A AEAE
Lonesome Hill Max Collins D GDAE
Lost Indian Max Collins A AEAC#
Love Somebody Paul Kirk D ADAE
Mississippi Sawyer Paul Kirk D GDAE
Molly Baker W.S. Collins G GDAE
Number Nine W.S. Collins G GDAE
Oklahoma Run Paul Kirk C GDAE
Oklahoma Waltz Max Collins C GDAE
Old Dan Tucker Paul Kirk G GDEB
Old Paint Tom Sauber D DDAD
Paddy On The Turnpike Max Collins G GDAE
Paddy Won't You Drink Some Good Old Cider Paul Kirk D ADAE
Poor White Man Earl Collins D DDAD
Preacher's Favorite Paul Kirk D ADAE
Pruitt Tom Sauber G GDAE
Railroad Runs Through Georgia Max Collins A AEAE
Red Bird Paul Kirk G GDGD
Rock The Cradle Lucy Max Collins D ADAE
Sail Away Ladies Paul Kirk G GDAE
Sally Gooden Paul Kirk G GDGD
Sally Johnson Tom Sauber G GDAE
Seven Up Paul Kirk D ADAE
Slaton Waltz Paul Kirk G GDAE
Soldier's Joy Paul Kirk D ADAE
Sourwood Mountain Paul Kirk D ADAD
Springfield Girl Tom Sauber G GDAE
Sweet Child Paul Kirk A AEAE
Texas Quickstep Max Collins D GDAE
Tom & Jerry Paul Kirk G GDGD
Tulsey Waltz Paul Kirk C GDGD
Wag'ner One Step Paul Kirk C GDAE
Walk Along John Earl Collins G GDAE
Wednesday Night Waltz Max Collins D GDAE
Went To The River And I Couldn't Get Across Paul Kirk A Minor GDAE
White Creek Earl Collins A AEAE
Wolves A Howling Earl Collins A AEAE
Wrassled With A Wildcat Earl Collins A AEAE
Yander Comes My True Love Paul Kirk G GDGD
Yellow Cat Earl Collins D GDAE

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