Joe Thrift of Dobson, Surry County, NC. He wrote the song about a cow.

This tune was written by Joe Thrift about his cow named Whiteface. Key of G. Play 2 A parts (Em, Am), 2 B parts (G, Em), and 3 C parts (C, Em).  Fiddle plays in standard tuning. Banjo can play in C tuning to get that low C note.


There was a GREAT video of Jason Sypher playing it solo on bass with bow. YouTube took it down. Someone posted a request for the sheet music. He responded 'can't help you' because he learned it by ear. Yahoo!