Collected by Merlin Mitchell
Transcribed by Kyle Perrin
February 20, 1950
Ivan..I haven't got the grip. I can't find my spot.
M.....What's the name of that one?
Ivan..The old Spanish Fandango— the way the Niggers use to play it. I
knew an old Nigger named George Ballard— er— George Grey instead of
Ballard— that died when he was around seventy years old. And he played
it. Where he picked it up I don't know.
M That same song?
Ivan..The same song, the same way. His positions and his strings— he ran his
guitar down to the Spanish keys is what he called it. And I'll try
it and see how it comes out.
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