Forked Deer has long been a standard among old-time musicians, but I’ve always been partial to the performance Taylor’s Kentucky Boys recorded in April, 1927 for the Gennett company in Richmond, Indiana.

An interesting quirk is a beat that’s borrowed from the end of second repeat of the ‘A’ strain that’s added back to the second repeat of the ‘B’ strain.

Forked Deer was also recorded by the Kessinger Brothers, J.W. Day, the Fox Chasers, Eck Robertson, Uncle ‘Am’ Stuart (as Forki Deer), and John W. Daniel (as Forkied Deer).

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