Genre: Old Time Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time Key: A Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ChuckJo, updated: 4/14/2014
Notes: Tuning: aEAC#E. This version of Pretty Little Cat comes from West Virginia fiddler Wilson Douglas. Named for president Woodrow Wilson, Douglas was born in 1922 on a farm in rural Clay County in an area known as Rush Fork. I did not know Wilson well, but did get to encounter him a few times. He had a fierce feeling and passion for old-time music that was moving and inspiring. Wilson Died at age 76 in 1999. Wilson recorded "Pretty Little Cat" on "Fiddle Tunes from Central West Virginia", with fine accompaniment of Kim Johnson on banjo and Mark Payne on guitar. Wilson's version has only one A and one B part. Lee Triplett, an older Clay County fiddler played a different melody that he called Pretty Little Cat.
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