Shaker Ben

As played by the Walter Family from the Indiana region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Midwest Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


A 78 RPM record from 1933 (CHAMPION 16653) that was posted on YouTube


This is a fairly straightforward arrangement of this tune. I don't have complete confidence in the transcription of the B part, as this was never played as a fiddle solo and the fiddle was hard to hear over the guitar and jug.

Here's the YouTube video from which I made this transcription:


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