Mississippi Sawyer

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Local fiddlers in North Alabama

Here's a fine old time staple. Play it fast but clean.

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Mississippi Sawyer

Jim D 2013-08-11 19:09:59
This tune is related to "The Downfall of Paris". Depending on who you ask, a "sawyer" is an archaic title, referring to one who operates a variety of saws or is in reference to a large beetle, invasive to timber and dead wood or is a large stump or log, floating in a river, impeding navigation.