Leather Britches

As played by Benton Flippen from the North Carolina region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Southern Appalachians Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


YouTube video of Benton Flippen


Here is a nice version of Leather Britches as played by the well-known Benton Flippen, a fiddler from Mt. Airy, North Carolina. He said that he learned this tune from his Uncle John, who was also a good fiddler. This was the first tune that Benton learned.

In the video, he plays through the tune twice, with slight variations. I went ahead and notated out both passes through the tune rather than clutter up the transcription with a lot of variations. It sounds like he used a good bit of the Georgia Shuffle bowing pattern.


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