Mississippi Sawyer

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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78rpm Record


This is an interesting version of Mississippi Sawyer from West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger. The A part is crooked; it is short two beats. There is some really cool syncopation in here, and I think some of the triplets are a really nice touch as well. As usual, Kessinger played longer notes as vibrato; this is denoted in the transcription by a squiggly line to the left of notes to be played vibrato.

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