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BACK STEP CINDY. See "Backstep Cindy."

BACKSTEP. AKA and see "Backstep Cindy."

BACKSTEP CINDY. AKA - "Backstep." AKA and see "Step Back Cindy," "Old Time Back Step Cindy," "Hollyding." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; southwestern Va., western N.C. D Major. ADAE. AABBCC' (Brody): ABBCC (Krassen). The tune, called "Step Back Cindy" by the late North Carolina fiddler Tommy Jarrell, is a medley of the 'old' way of playing the melody (called "Hollyding") coupled with the 'new' way made up by Tommy's father, fiddler Ben Jarrell, along with his musical partners Tony and Charlie Lowe. Jarrell thought the tune came to the Round Peak, N.C., area from "the back side of the mountain" (i.e. from Virginia). Sources for notated versions: The Fuzzy Mountain String Band (Durham, N.C.), who learned the tune from Fred Cockerham (Low Gap, N.C.) [Brody]; Uncle Charlie Higgins (Galax, Va.) [Krassen]; Tommy Jarrell (Mt. Airy, N.C.) [Phillips]. Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pg. 30. Krassen (Appalachian Fiddle), 1973; pg. 47. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), Vol. 1, 1994;pg. 18. County Records 748, Tommy Jarrell- "Come and Go With Me." County 756, Tommy Jarrell - "Sail Away Ladies" (1976). County CO-CD-2711, Kirk Sutphin - "Old Roots and New Branches" (1994. Appears as "Old Time Back Step Cindy"). Heritage XXIV, Tommy Jarrell - "Music of North Carolina" (Brandywine 1978), 1979. Rounder Records 0035, The Fuzzy Mountain String Band- "Summer Oaks and Porch" (1973). Rounder 0197, Bob Carlin - "Banging and Sawing" (1985).

CINDY [1]. AKA and see "Cindy in the Summertime," "Cindy in the Meadows," "Get Along Home (Miss) Cindy," "Git Along Cindy," "J'etais au Bal," "Old Time Cinda," "Run Along Home, Cindy," "Whoop 'Em Up Cindy," Old-Time, Song and Breakdown. USA; Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi. D Major (most versions): G Major (John Brown). Standard or ADAE. AB (Brody): AABB (Phillips/1989 {the 'B' part is 'crooked' in Phillip's version}): AA'BB (Phillips, 1994). A widely known frolic tune, appearing in many folk music collections and even old elementary school songbooks. The title appears in a list of traditional Ozark Mountain fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954, and was recorded for the Library of Congress in 1939 by Mississippi fiddler John Brown. A very popular Cajun version of the tune, probably borrowed from the American song, is "J'etais au Bal" (I Went to the Dance Last Night). Verses set to the tune are many, including several "floaters":
Cindy in the summertime, Cindy in the fall,
Can't have Cindy all the time, don't want Cindy at all.
Get along home, get along home,
Get along home, Cindy, fare you well.
You ought to see my Cindy, she lives way down South,
She's so sweet the honey bees all swarm around her mouth.
Wish I had a needle as fine as it could sew,
I'd sew that gal to my coat-tail, and down the road I'd go.
Went upon the mountain, to give my horn a blow,
Hollered back to Cindy, oh yander she go. (Rosenbaum)
When I was a little lad, about six inches high,
I used to court the pretty girls to hear the old folks cry;
Get a-long down, down Big Sandy, Get a-long down, down Big Sandy,
Get a-long down, down Big Sandy, that's the place for you. (Thomas & Leeder)
The Big Sandy River, referred to in Thomas & Leeder's lyric, forms the border between Kentucky and West Virginia and flows into the Ohio River at Catlettsburg, Ky. It was a flat-boat trade route before the advent of the railroads. See also similar stanzas printed by African-American collector Thomas Talley in Negro Folk Rhymes (1922) under the title "She Hugged Me and Kissed Me." Sources for notated versions: New Lost City Ramblers [Brody]; Alan Block [Phillips]; Fox Fraley (Lawrence County, Ky., 1911) [Thomas & Leeder]. Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pg. 69. Phillips (Fiddlecase Tunebook), 1989; pg. 10. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), Vol. 1, 1994; pg. 53. Rosenbaum (Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia), 1989; pgs. 12-13. Thomas and Leeder (The Singin' Gathering), 1939; pg. 23. County 405, "The Hill-Billies." County 518, Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers- "Echoes of the Ozarks, Vol. I" (appears as "Get Along Home Miss Cindy"). County 544, Clayton McMichen- "Georgia Fiddle Bands, Vol. 2." Folk Legacy Records FSA-17, Hobart Smith - "America's Greatest Folk Instrumentalist" (appears as 1st tune of "Banjo Group #2"). Folkways FA 2399, New Lost City Ramblers- "Vol. 4."

CINDY [2]. Bluegrass, Breakdown. A Major. Standard. AB. Sosurce for notated version: Kenny Baker with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys [Phillips]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, Vol. 1), 1994; pg. 53.

CINDY IN THE MEADOWS. AKA and see "Cindy" [1]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Western North Carolina.
Asked her if she loved me, she said she loved me fine,
I threw both arms around her, like a grapevine around a vine.
Be my wife, Cindy.
Columbia 167-D (78 RPM), 1924, Samantha Bumgarner and Eva Davis (Asheville, N.C.).


CINDY LOU. Old-Time, Fiddle Tune. USA, northeast Alabama. The tune was listed in Mattie Cole Stanfield's "Sourwood Tonic and Sassafras Tea" (1963) as played by George Cole of Etowah County, Alabama, at the turn of the century.

DOWN IN ROCKINGHAM. AKA and see "Rockingham Cindy." Old-Time, Fiddle Tune. The title appears in a list of traditional Ozark Mountain fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954.

GET ALONG HOME (MISS) CINDY. AKA and see "Cindy," "Git Along, Cindy (Gal)," "Git Along," "Liza Jane," "J'etais au Bal." Old-Time, Breakdown and Song Tune. "Liza Jane" was sung to more than one tune, this is one. Recorded by Herbert Halpert for the Library of Congress (2739-A-1), 1939, from the playing of the Houston Bald Knob String Band of Franklin County, Va. Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; pg. 58. Thede (The Fiddle Book), pg. 38.

GIT ALONG, CINDY. AKA and see "Cindy." Old Time, Song and Breakdown. G Major. Standard. AABB.
I went out in the new ground to gather a sack of corn
The 'possum set the dogs on me and the raccoon blowed the horn.
Oh, git along, Cindy, Cindy, git along home, Cindy, Cindy
Git along home Cindy, Cindy, it'll soon be sundown.
Ford (Traditional Music of America), 1940; pg. 58.

HOLLIDING CINDY. AKA and see "Holly Ding," "Backstep Cindy."

HOLLY DING. AKA - "Hollading," "Holliding." AKA and see "Holliding Cindy," "Back Step Cindy." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; southwest Va., western N.C. D Major. A Galax, Va., region stand-by, usually played as a banjo piece. Ray Alden (1981) believes it to be "one of the many dance tunes that made its way down through Virginia into the Round Peak section of North Carolina at the turn of the century." Tommy Jarrell has pointed out that this family of melodies is known as "Holly Ding" above the "Mountain" (the Blue Ridge chain separating NC and VA) and "Back Step Cindy" below the "Mountain" (Jarrell's "Old Time Step Back Cindy" is melodically related to Wade Ward's "Hollyding"). Noted to have been in the repertoire of the Wagoner Family of Sparta, N.C.
The title "Holly Ding" comes from a verse set to the melody which goes: Hollyding! Step back and swing. Thomas Talley (1870-), in his book Negro Folk Rhymes (originally published 1922, republished in 1991 edited by Charles Wolfe), recalls that it was known in the middle Tennessee African-American community he grew up in since slavery times. His "Holly Dink" (sic) was performed in a call and response format:
Oh now swing yo' partner Holly Dink
I sure love Doney Holly Dink
Over time the words were lost, with only the response portion retained in the title of the tune. Kerry Blech points out that Talley's lyric fragments scan well to the Tommy Jarrell tune "Old Time Step Back Cindy," melodically related to the Wade Ward version.
County 757, Wade Ward - "Clawhammer Banjo, Vol. 3." Heritage XXXIII, Fred Cockerham & Tommy Jarrell - "Visits" (1981). Rounder 0058, Stuart Carrico - "Old Originals, Vol. 2" (1978. Appears as "Holliding Cindy"). Swing Cat CD-1610, Hart & Blech - "Kicked Up a Devil of a Row" (learned from Wade Ward, of Independence, Va.).

I GET MY WHISKEY FROM ROCKINGHAM. AKA and see "Rocky Road Cindy." Old-Time, Breakdown. County 507, Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers - "Old-Time Fiddle Classics." County 543, Earl Johnson and His Clodhoppers - "Red Hot Breakdown."

J'ETAIS AU BAL {HIER SOIR} (I Went to the Dance Last Night). Cajun, Two-Step. USA, southwestern Louisiana. A Major. Standard. AA'BB {Greenblatt}: BBA(Vocal)BBAA(Vocal)BBA(Vocal)BB {Francois}. Raymond Francois (1990) believes the tune for this popular Cajun song is borrowed from an American one, and in fact "Oh, Susannah" and "Get Along Home, Cindy" (particularly the latter) seem to be related tunes. Source for notated version: Iry LeJeune (La.) [Francois]. Francois (Yé Yaille Chère!), 1990; pgs. 169-170. Greenblatt (The Cajun Fiddle Tune Book), 1985; pg. 14. Goldband Records GB-LP7740, Iry LeJeune.

OLD TIME BACK STEP CINDY. AKA and see "Back Step Cindy."

OLD TIME CINDA. AKA and see "Cindy." OKeh 40294 (78 RPM), The Hill Billies, 1925.

OLD TIME STEP BACK CINDY. See "Holly Ding," "Step Back Cindy."

ROCKINGHAM CINDY. AKA and see "I Get My Whiskey from Rockingham." Old-Time, Breakdown & Song. D Major. ADAE (Tommy Jarrell). Marimac 9009, Chad Crumm - "Old Time Friends" (1987).

ROCKY ROAD CINDY. AKA and see "I Get My Whiskey from Rockingham." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, north Georgia. A Major. Standard. AAB. Source for notated version: Jay Ungar (New York) [Kuntz].
Where'd you get your whiskey, where'd you get your dram?
I got it from a little girl way down in Rockingham.
Rocky Road Cindy, rocky road to town,
Rocky Road Cindy, way down in Rockingham.
I went down to Rockingham, I did not go to stay,
I fell in love with a pretty girl and I could not get away.
Lips as red as a red rose, her hair was huckleberry brown,
The sweetest girl I ever saw, way down in Rockingham.
First I kissed Cindy once and then I kissed her twice,
I'll tell you where I kissed her, gonna kiss her there tonight. (Kuntz)
Kuntz (Ragged but Right), 1987; pg. 335-336. County 507, Earl Johnson and His Clodhoppers- "Old-Time Fiddle Classics." Philo 1023, Jay Ungar and Lyn Hardy- "Songs, Ballads and Fiddle Tunes" (1975. Learned from Earl Johnson's late 1920's recording).
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RUN ALONG HOME, CINDY. AKA and see "Cindy."

SPOTTED PONY, THE [2]. (Unrelated to above). Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard. AA'BB. See the related tune "Snowshoes." Source for notated version: Pete McMahan (Mo.) [Phillips]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), Vol. 1, 1994; pg. 229. June Appal Records, Dutch Cove Old Time String Band- "Sycamore Tea." Rounder 0132, Bob Carlin - "Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo" (1980. Learned from Cindy Swiatlowski).
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STEP-BACK CINDY. AKA and see "Backstep Cindy."

WHERE'D YOU GIT YOUR WHISKEY? Old Time, Breakdown. USA, Mississippi. Probably a version of the tune "Rockingham Cindy" or "Way Down in Rockingham" from the verse:
Where'd you get your whiskey, where'd you get your dram?
I got it from a little girl, way down in Rockingham.
Recorded for the Library of Congress in 1939 by Herbert Halpert from the playing of the Simpson County, Mississippi, Enos Canoy Band.

WHOOP 'EM UP CINDY. AKA and see "Cindy." Old-Time, Song Tune and Breakdown. Marimac 9008, The Lazy Aces String Band - "Still Lazy After All These Years" (1986. Learned from Uncle Dave Macon via the New Lost City Ramblers).

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