I remember hearing Noel Doering play Crafton’s Blues at the Colorado State Fiddle Contest back when I was a kid. I remember thinking that it was pretty much I Don’t Love Nobody in F.
If any of you have any information on the origin of this tune, it would be great if you could add it as a comment!
Crafton Blues according to Fiddler’s Companion
CRAFTON BLUES . Old-Time, Country Rag. C Major. Standard. AAB. Related to “I Don’t Love Nobody.” Source for notated version: Cecil Brower [Phillips]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; pg. 36.
CRAFTON BLUES . Old-Time, Country Rag. F Major. Standard tuning. AB. Source for notated version: Ricky Boen and Rudy Booher [Phillips]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; pg. 36.
UPDATE: Comments from Facebook
Dale Morris Hello Vi, In my opinion the origin of this tune might be found in the old tune “At A Georgia Camp Meeting”. Do you also play this tune?
I found this recording of it on youtube. It does sound similar to me.
Joey McKenzie Crafton Blues was written by Ocie Stockard who played with Milton Brown and Bob Wills among others. It is named after Ocie’s hometown of Crafton, Texas.