The river is the Scioto River in Ohio, but the source for the tune is apparently Burl Hammons from West Virginia. I’ve just learned from a banjo player in Ohio that the river is spelled Scioto and pronounced Sciota, but the tune is pronounced Scioty. It has a pretty melody and I enjoy playing it. Sometimes I play this one at a relaxed tempo, as in the video below. Other times I play it somewhat faster. I’ve heard lots of different versions of this tune and I don’t think I’ve heard one I don’t like. I’m playing it in standard G tuning.