Audio Recording Somebody Else is Getting It Where the Chicken Got the A-X-E
About this Item
- Somebody Else is Getting It Where the Chicken Got the A-X-E
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Glenroy, William B. (Composer)
- Mayo, Harry (Composer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Airs
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Compass: 9
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Somebody Else is Gettin' It Where the Chicken Got the A-X-E."
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 8-2)
- - Rendition: 1-(pause)-1-2-(pause)-1-2
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QAC (abcd abef eqabef)
- - Spoken: [beginning of tune]/HENRY REED: I ain't played that for thirty years.[middle of performance]/HENRY REED: [Laughs]/ALAN JABBOUR: What was that?/HENRY REED: That was--do you know the name of it?[after tune]/HENRY REED: [Laughs]/ALAN JABBOUR: "Somebody Else
- - Recording chronology: 104
- - Duration: 1 minute, 22 seconds
- - Composed by Harry Mayo, words, William B. Glenroy, music, 1892
- - This jaunty air was a popular song first published in 1892, as "Where the chicken got the axe."
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B04
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1 (AFC 1967/007), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Fiddle tunes of the old frontier: the Henry Reed collection online presentation (AFC 1999/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Henry Reed, William B Glenroy, and Harry Mayo. Somebody Else is Getting It Where the Chicken Got the A-X-E. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000173/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H., Glenroy, W. B. & Mayo, H. (1967) Somebody Else is Getting It Where the Chicken Got the A-X-E. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000173/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. Somebody Else is Getting It Where the Chicken Got the A-X-E. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000173/>.