Big Sciote reel

Also known as Big Sciota, Big Scioti, Big Scioty.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Big Sciote has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Big Sciote
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DED |: G2B2 AGED | G3(G G)DED | G2B2 AGED | G3(G G)DED |
G2A2 Bd3 | e3(e e2)d | BAGB AGED |1 G3(G G) DED :|[2 G3(G G2)d2 ] |
|: gg2g f2g2 | a3(a a)(a3 |a)bag eged | e3(e e)def |
g2f2 ed3 | e3(e e2)d2 | BAGB AGED |1 G3(G G2) d2 :|2 G3(G G4)|]
X: 2
T: Big Sciote
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DE|:"G"G2B2 "D"AGED|"G"G3 GG2 DE|"G"G2B2 "D"AGED|"G"G3 GG2 DE|
G2A2B2d2|"C"e2e e2e|"D"d2B2 AGE2|1."G"G4 G2DE :|2."G"G4 G2Bd|
|: "G" ggg gef g2|"D"a2ab age2|a2ab age2|"Em"e3e e2d2|
e3d BAB2|"C"e3d e2d2|"D"d2B2 AGE2|1."G"G4 G2Bd:|2."G"(G4 G4)|
X: 3
T: Big Sciote
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DEF |: G2 BG AGED | E G2 A G2 Bc | BAGB AGED | E G2 A GDEF |
G2 GG B2 d2 | e3 f e2 dc | BAGB AGED | [1 E G2 A GDEF :| [2 E G2 A Gdfd ||
g2 g2 e2 g2 | a3 b a2 ef | ge (3fgf edBd | e3 e edef |
gefg edBd | e3 f e2 dc | BAGB AGED | [1 E G2 A Gdfd :| [2 E G2 A GDEF ||
"(Last time)" gefg edBd | e3 f e2 ge | dged BGAF | G2 A2 B4 |]
X: 4
T: Big Sciote
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"Variations" G2 BG AGED | EFGA G2 AG | B3 B AGED | F2 FF GDEF |
G2 GG B2 d2 | e3 f eGdc | BAGB AGED | E G2 A GDEF |
G2 BG AGED | EFGA G2 AA | B2 BB AGED | EFGA GDEF |
GDGD B G3 | E3 =F E2 (3E=FE | DB,DE DB,DB, | D2 DD EDEF ||
G2 GD F G3 | A3 B A2 F2 | GDFD E D3 | E3 E2 DEF |
GDFD EDB,D | E3 E2 DEG | DB,DE DB,DD | D2 DD EDEF |
G2 GD F G3 | A3 B A2 F2 | GDFD E D3 | E3 E2 DEF |
GDFD EDB,D | E3 E2 DEG | DB,DE DB,DD | D2 DD EDEF ||

Four comments

Big Sciote

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.