Mississippi Breakdown

As played by the Leake County Revelers from the Mississippi region

Quickstep in C

From the Leake County Revelers Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record


Here's a fine version of Mississippi Breakdown by the revelers. Like many "breakdowns" played by Mississippi fiddlers, this should not be played at a breakneck speed. One source describes this as "stately, almost Baroque parlor music." I'm not sure I'd go that far, but this tune should certainly not be rushed.

An mp3 of this tune (and several other Leake County Revelers tunes) may be found here.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Quickstep, Mississippi Breakdown

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