ARKANSAS TURNBACK. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Galbraith’s source, Willy Bilyeu, indicated the title was his, although he thought the tune was some “old hornpipe” (Beisswenger & McCann, 2008).
Source for notated version: Art Galbraith (1909-1993, near Springfield, Missouri), learned around 1955 from Willy Bilyeu (Ozark, Missouri) [Phillips].
Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 36. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 18.
Recorded sources: Rounder Records 0133, Art Galbraith – “Dixie Blossoms” (1981).
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