To be played swung, in as much of a cheesy american style as possible.
Big Sciote, X:2
"Big Scioty" is the popular name for the Scioto River that flows through Columbus, Ohio.
Ye’d be hard pressed to attend an old-time session in this neck o’ the woods where it’d not be heard!
Big Sciote, X:3
Here’s a flowing and head-nodding version by the Morgantown Rounders, from their eponymous 2006 album.
The Rounders are Rachel Eddy (fiddle, guitar, triangle), Scott Phillips (banjo, Cajun accordion), Jason Jaros (guitar, mandolin), and Walt "Captain Rounder" Sarkees (bass). They put out an energetic and closely-knit sound, and it’s evident especially in the tapestry of plucked sound that amply supports Eddy’s subtly varied and "heel-kicker-upper" sound.
I’ve also included, for the sake of the transcription’s accuracy (and the juiciness of that falling line!), a "last time" ending for the B part, which is to be read instead of the fourth line of the transcription upon the close of the tune.
Big Sciote, X:4
And I’ve included here another complete run of the tune, this time with some of Rachel Eddy’s variations. Dig on that lower-octave B part, and all of the kickin’ syncopations that it provides along with the rhythmic interplay of the mandolin and clawhammer banjo.