As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in C

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

Melvin Wine's rhythm was a little off on the recording, so I'm not sure if the rhythm in the transcription is how the tune is supposed to be played. At any rate, it's a fun tune, and the B part is a good opportunity to practice the Georgia Shuffle bowing pattern.

For reference, here are some YouTube videos of other fiddlers playing Birdie:

Tweedy Brothers:

Lester McCumbers:

This tune has no comments.