Cluck Old Hen

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in D mixolydian and A

From the Melvin Wine Collection

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Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center

I originally learned this tune on the banjo, played out of G-modal tuning, so that if I were to capo at the second fret, I would be playing it in D mixolydian. I would maintain the mixolydian mode throughout the whole tune. Melvin Wine, however, switched to the key of A in the B part, sharping the Cs and the Gs. He makes it sound good, but it's not how I would play it.

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