This transcription is based on a performance that Jimmy Johnson’s String Band recorded for the Gennett company in Richmond, Indiana, on August 22, 1932. It was released as Champion # 16541.

The tune is a bit of an oddity structurally. The ‘A’ strain repeats four times, the ‘B’ strain not at all. Additionally, there’s some rhythmic strangeness in the source recording that’s not reflected in this transcription.

Johnson, would, of course, go on to win the 1987 NCAA division I-A football title as coach of the Miami Hurricanes.1

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1This may be a different Jimmy Johnson. Not sure of the chronology.

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