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Piece 222

Tune Title

"I Don't Love Nobody" was a song written by Lew Sully and published in 1896 by Haviland in New York. The melody in the chorus has become the common pan in a cluster of two-part fiddle tunes whose differences are largely in the added part. "Crafton Blues," a Texas-based tune, is one; "Rock and Rye Rag" is another; "Walking Up Town" in Mom Routh's book is still another. A commercial 78-rpm recording of "I Don't Love Nobody" (Melotone #12746) follows this pattern and has a second part which I consider inferior to the first part. Various fiddlers, including Bob Walters, would play the Melotone version when "I Don't Love Nobody" was requested. The version shown here was recorded by Bob Walters as an unnamed tune.

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