Fire On the Mountain

by | 27 Aug, 2008

acousticguitarmagAcoustic Guitar magazine features an article by Joe Miller on an old fiddle tune, Fire on the Mountain.

This tune was played by Bill Monroe, the Kentucky Colonels, and many others groups over the years. The original author is unknown; but Joe Miller states that the earliest version he could find was a brief, unattributed version published back in 1814, in a book of sheet music titled Riley’s Flute Melodies

That version was so brief it took up only eight measures, and the title was Free on the Mountains. The Acoustic Guitar Website also has a video of Joe playing the tune and well as guitar tab.

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