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Aug 6, 2022 - 11:05:54 AM

joemcg

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120 posts since 5/12/2013

I am learning this tune now from Brad Kolodner’s rendition on TrueFire. I’ve watched a number of other performances on YouTube. It seems universal that the A part of the tune is played 4 times. I’ve never encountered this before.

Is there a reason for it or am I missing something?

Thanks.
Joe

Aug 6, 2022 - 12:46:21 PM
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7587 posts since 11/4/2005

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Originally posted by joemcg

I am learning this tune now from Brad Kolodner’s rendition on TrueFire. I’ve watched a number of other performances on YouTube. It seems universal that the A part of the tune is played 4 times. I’ve never encountered this before.

Is there a reason for it or am I missing something?


I think it is more common to play it four times, but it's not universal.  Art Stamper played it four times, but Charlie Acuff, who called it Josie Girl, played it twice.  Note that Acuff begins with what is generally the C part.  My jam friends and I play the A part four times.   Used to be, if you ask most old time fiddlers about why they did something unusual, they would say, "That's how I learned it."

Art Stamper playing Josie O

Charlie Acuff playing Josie Girl

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