Parallel Anthology Track 29
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Harry Smith's Anthology booklet says that this tune "can be located in any standard volume of American contemporary dance tunes".
According to the Old Weird America blog, "'Wagoner' is a very popular fiddle tune, a square dance’s favorite of the old days and maybe every old-time fiddler knows a version of it. It’s a tune in the key of C, a key less played than the regular A,G and D but if a fiddler knows one or two tune in C, it’s probably 'Wagoner' or 'Billy in the Low Ground'." However the blogger points out that this version of the classic tune is a "unique version, with a very unusual B part that modulate from C to D".
There are good grounds for treating this composition as public domain.
Georgia Wagoner by Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers recorded between 1926 and 1934 (according to album title: Spotify
Tennessee Wagoner by Ray Sosbee recorded in 1951: Digital Library of Appalachia Recorded from radio programme
Wagoner by John Morgan Salyer recorded in 1940-1: Digital Library of Appalachia Field recording