Run Here Granny, Take a Look at Uncle Sam

As played by Wilson Douglas from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in A mixolydian

From the Southern Appalachians Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording of Wilson Douglas released on the album Common Ground, streaming audio available here


I’m not sure whether to call this a two-part or a three-part tune.  Compare this transcription (which I have prepared as two-part) to the other version transcribed at the Traditional Tune Archive.  That version has three distinct parts, whereas in Douglas’ version, what would be the A and B parts in that other version sort of run together.  However you want to describe it, Douglas’ setting of this tune is really cool and crooked as all get-out.  Look out for unison As and the occasional C-natural (which serves as a blue note).  Remember that Gs are natural unless otherwise marked since we are in the mixolydian mode.

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