This transcription of the Eighth of January is based on a performance by the Fox Chasers, a band about which little is known, and whose entire recorded output consists of four sides recorded in San Antonio over two days in 1930.

Like the performance by Ted Gossett’s band recorded a few months later, this is a straightforward fiddle tune in D Major, comprised of two four-bar strains, played AABB. The primary difference between the performances is the harmonic structure of the second strain, essentially static in the Gossett version, and I IV V7 I here.

Eighth of January, The

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