Dance, Boatmen, Dance

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Field recording found at the Digital Library of Appalachia

Melvin Wine does a nice version of this, though it's a little different than the ways I learned it (from the Smothers Brothers originally, and later from a minstrel tunebook, most likely Briggs' Banjo Instructor).

Here's a YouTube video of the minstrel version:

Here's a YouTube video of the Smothers Brothers version, which is the one I learned (the song starts at around 2:30):

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