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Thread #52945   Message #815459
Posted By: Stewie
31-Oct-02 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: RE: Origin Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals

The tune for Jim Bowles' version of 'Calico', mentioned in the Fiddler's Companion entry for the piece, is given as #21 in Jeff Todd Titon's recent 'Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes' Uni Press of Kentucky. No lyrics. Titon notes that a field recording of Bowles' version was made by D.K. Wilgus in 1959 and issued on Marimac 9060. Titon notes also that the melody is similar to 'Citico' as recorded (but unpublished) by fiddler Marcus Martin for the Library of Congress. Bowles was from Rock Bridge, Monroe County, Kentucky.

That is all I have on 'Calico'. I hope it is of some use to you.