Old Time Music

Indian And The Woodhen

“The Indian and the woodhen / Around and around / The Indian hit the Woodhen / Flat against the ground.” John Harrod, Kentucky tune historian and fiddler, recorded Manon Campbell (1890-1987) in 1978. Manon lived on Line Fork in Hallie, Letcher Co., descendant of Scottish settlers who arrived there in 1809. He learned tunes from his father’s sister, “Viney” Lusk and her son, “Dandy” Lusk and Will Christian, an African American fiddler who played for local dances. He played in many different tuning, always on a single string. Chris fiddle: gdae, Mark banjo, Barb guitar.
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