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

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