Audio Recording Jawbones [Military Schottische]

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Jawbones [Military Schottische]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Jabbour, Karen Singer (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, July 17, 1967
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Strathspeys
-  Schottisches
-  Breakdowns
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Key: G
-  Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (abcd abef qrst qruv)
-  Compass: 14
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Jaw Bones."
-  Rendition: 1-2r-1r-2r-1r-(spoken)-(1)-2-1r
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: What's the name of that?/HENRY REED: That's "Jawbones."/ALAN JABBOUR: "Jawbones."/HENRY REED: The Old Man Carr tickled me. He said, "Bill," said, "play the 'Old Jawbones.'" He had on a pair of them cowhide boots, you know, come up there. He
-  Recording chronology: 160
-  Related Tune(s): Jawbones [Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel]
-  Related Tune(s): Snyder's Clock
-  Related Tune(s): Heel-and-Toe Polka
-  Related Tune(s): Fashionable Schottisch
-  Related Tune(s): National Schottisch
-  Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds
-  Henry Reed used the name "Jawbones" for two different tunes on different occasions, perhaps because of melodic similarities between them. One is the tune usually known as "Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel." The other is this tune, part of which appears to be a tune sometimes called "Military Schottische," cast as a breakdown. For other sets, see Ford, Traditional Music of America, p. 160 "Military Schottische"; Adam, Old Time Fiddlers' Favorite Barn Dance Tunes #21 "Snyder's Clock"; Lovett, "Good Morning" p. 145 "Heel and Toe Polka"; Winner's Collection of Music for the Violin, p. 18 "Fashionable Schottisch"; Howe, Leviathan Collection, p. 65 "National Schottisch."
Audio tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B08
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Jawbones Military Schottische. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio.

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Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Jabbour, K. S. & Reed, H. (1967) Jawbones Military Schottische. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Jabbour, Alan, et al. Jawbones Military Schottische. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.