Just a tune that I learned really early on and I can’t seem to find any recordings of.
EDIT: Turns out this tune was collected (from Illinois fiddler Pappy Taylor) by Garry Harrison but didn’t make it into his book Dear Old Illinois.
Sorry, no bowing analysis this time. This one’s just for fun.
EDIT: I learned this tune a while ago from my friend Alice Sanvito—she has this to say about the source:
Garry Harrison played this tune at a contra dance one night and I liked it so much that I asked him the name. He told me that it was “Sandy Floor” and that the tune had almost been lost. When he was younger, he went all around Illinois and recorded tunes from old fiddlers. He had boxes and boxes of tapes of tunes, many of which were included in his book Dear Old Illinois. This tune, unfortunately, did not make it into the book because it was packed away in a box for many years and he’d forgotten about it. A long time later he was going through the box and found this tune on one of his tapes. What luck! because it’s such a lovely tune that could have been lost to us. He said it came from Pappy Taylor of Effingham, IL.