Old Time Music

Hankin's Raid

This tune comes from the Hamblen Collection of fiddle tunes from the early 1800s. David R. Hamblen was born in 1809 in Cumberland Gap Virginia. His son, Williamson Hamblen in 1846, and his son, A. Porter Hamblen in 1875. Williamson moved to Brown Co., IN in 1858. A. Porter transcribed 39 of the family fiddle tunes and donated them to the Library of Congress in 1955. This tune is from Williamson. I have searched in vain to find an officer named Hankins from the Civil War, or earlier conflicts, who may have carried out raids against his enemy. Chris fiddle: adae.
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