Audio Recording [West Virginia Gals]
About this Item
- [West Virginia Gals]
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, November 26, 1966
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
- - Compass: 15
- - Key: A
- - Phrase Structure: AAAB QRQ'B' (abab abcd qrst qr'c'd')
- - The tune appears to be an instrumental version of a song known in older Appalachian tradition (see Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, vol. 2, 6, #75-A, "If You Want to Go A-Courting") and recorded on early hillbilly records. Though Henry Reed gave the tune no title, the Hollow Rock String Band recorded it as "West Virginia Gals" (Rounder 0024), the title which is adopted here. The song typically repeats the final phrase, making a five-phrase tune. The high strain of the fiddle tune corresponds to the song, though it eliminates the repeated fourth phrase, and the low strain is a kind of arpeggiated filler.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Rendition: 2-1r-2
- - Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: That's a good tune. You did play that for me once--the first time I was here. I, and I really like that tune./HENRY REED: Yeah./ALAN JABBOUR: What's the name of it?
- - Recording chronology: 078
- - Duration: 41 seconds
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A08
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. West Virginia Gals. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000148/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1966) West Virginia Gals. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000148/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. West Virginia Gals. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000148/>.