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Tom Ashley - The Fiddler's Contest / Over At Tom's House album download
Performer: Tom Ashley
Title: The Fiddler's Contest / Over At Tom's House
Country: US
Style: Appalachian Music
Rating: 4.9/5
FLAC size: 1301 mb | MP3 size: 1938 mb | WMA size: 1661 mb

Tom and Huck have this bizarre notion that you can cure warts using a dead cat. Apparently, what you need to do is take a dead cat to a graveyard one night, say a few words of mumbo-jumbo over . .The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom Sawyer is often tempted to throw inanimate objects at his goody-two-shoes cousin 1 Educator Answer.

Tom escapes Aunt Polly's beating by diverting her attention, leading Polly into a tirade against Tom's irreverent ways. During dinner, Aunt Polly tries to trick Tom into admitting that he played hooky from school that day to go swimming. But Tom, aware of Aunt Polly's motives, has sewn his shirt collar back in place after his afternoon swim  . Tom begins the job and imagines how all the "free boys" who come skipping by will make fun of him for having to do work on a Saturday.

Tom assures him Daisy will never leave him for a bootlegger. Tom, Jordan, and Nick follow in Tom's car. The narration now skips to George Wilson who has been found ill by his neighbor, Michaelis. Wilson explains he has Myrtle locked inside and she will remain so until they leave in two days' time. Excited by the thought of something going on, Tom pulls over to investigate. He is grief-stricken to find Myrtle's lifeless body lying on a worktable. Tom learns the car that struck Myrtle matches Gatsby's in description. In Tom's elitist mind, Gatsby is common and therefore his existence is meaningless: He comes from ordinary roots and can never change that. By chapter's end, Gatsby has been fully exposed. Gone are the mysterious rumors and the self-made myth.

Daisy sends Tom into the other room to make a drink and kisses Jay wildly, declaring that she loves him. Daisy's daughter makes a minor appearance before being taken back into the care of the Nurse (or nanny). It's an unpleasant little reminder that this isn't the same Daisy he used to love. Tom comes back with drinks, and they all have an extraordinarily strained cocktail time with one another. Second, Jordan and Nick know about the whole thing. They pass the eyes of . Eckleburg and stop for gas at Wilson's station. Tom's mistress's husband Wilson? Yes, that very one. Wilson, who now knows about his wife's affair but doesn't know it's with Tom, reveals that he needs money because he and his wife are going to move out West.


A The Fiddler's Contest
B Over At Tom's House


  • Fiddle [Uncredited], Speech [Uncredited] – Clarence Greene
  • Guitar [Uncredited], Speech [Uncredited] – Walter Davis
  • Harmonica [Uncredited], Autoharp [Uncredited], Speech [Uncredited] – Will Abernathy
  • Harmonica [Uncredited], Guitar [Uncredited], Speech [Uncredited] – Gwen Foster
  • Vocals [Uncredited], Speech [Uncredited], Guitar [Uncredited] – Clarence Ashley


Both sides recorded 1 December 1931 in New York, NY.

Credits and recording dates reported in Tony Russell "Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 11044-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 11043 1-3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
8103 Tom Ashley* The Fiddler's Contest / Over At Tom's House ‎(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 8103 US 1933