Abe's Retreat

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in A mixolydian

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Local fiddlers in North Alabama.


This is a cool tune I learned from some of my fiddler friends back in Alabama. It makes a good set with Booth Shot Lincoln. I usually play Booth Shot Lincoln first, followed by Abe's Retreat. Both tunes are most easily played cross-tuned to AEAE, but can also be played in GDAE.

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