Devil’s Dream

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Hornpipe in A

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


78rpm Record


This is a really nice version of Devil’s Dream from West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger. Unfortunately, I do not have complete confidence in the transcription as the fiddle was sometimes obscured by fake dance calls. These calls include such gems as “Chase the rabbit. Chase coon. Chase the pretty girl around the room.” and the rather suggestive “Screw your back and rub your snuff and then meet your honey and a’ strut your stuff.”

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