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

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