Big Fish

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in A mixolydian

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center

This is a tricky piece. Play the A part, then the B part, then the A part again, then the C part, then repeat ad lib. It ends after a B part. Stray low Gs in the recording indicate that Melvin Wine played this tuned to GDAE, but it looks like it would be easier to play cross-tuned to AEAE.

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