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Zeke Holdren

Lost Indian

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For years I have requested individual fiddlers to play "The Lost Indian." I have never heard the same tune twice, which might indicate that several Indians got lost. Adam, Ford, and Thede each published a different "Lost Indian." The version given here is merely to add to the list, and is not offered as the authentic tune. It would be most difficult to identify and validate any tune as being the original "Lost Indian." Various modern fiddlers will play "The Lonesome Indian" (as taken from a commercial recording of the early '950s) when requested to play "The Lost Indian." A tune, "Step to the Music Johnny" in Ford's book, is similar to this version. Played by Zeke Holdren

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