I've never heard Merle Travis' recording of "Dark as a Dungeon."
I've heard it in numerous jams, and I recall it being done in 3/4 time. ( // Dark / -- / as a // dun- / geon / and // ...)
I have it in a songbook from the Country Music Hall of Fame and it's in 4/4 time. ( // Dark / -- / as / a // dun- / geon / -- / and // ...)
So my questions are, did Merle indeed do it in 4/4 time? As recorded by others, is it usually in 3/4 or usually in 4/4? Am I correct in sensing that it's often (or even always) done in 3/4 in jam situations?