Leather Britches (1955 or Later)

As played by Gordon Tanner from the Georgia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Skillet Lickers Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

The album Skillet Licker Music: The Tanner Legacy 1955-1991

Here we have an excellent version of Leather Britches, as played by Gordon Tanner, son of the Skillet Lickers' Gid Tanner. I really like this version, especially the slides down from a high D and an F# in the next-to-last measure of the A part. Try this version out and see what you think.

I had originally listed this as played by Gid Tanner. Many thanks to Hillbilly Jim for pointing out that this was played by Gordon.

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Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Leather Britches

Dr. Fiddle 2013-02-06 22:41:32
Many thanks, Hillbilly Jim. I have updated the tune entry accordingly.
Hillbilly Jim 2013-02-06 22:31:25
This is Gid's son Gordon playing the fiddle. Gordon learned some tunes from Lowe Stokes, and carried over elements of his style when playing them, while Gid always fiddled like Gid.