Texas Quickstep

As played by Albert Lee “Red” Steeley from the Texas region

Quickstep in D

From the Texas and Oklahoma Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm record


The A part of this quickstep is pretty much the same as the A part to the qucickstep version of Mississippi Breakdown.  It was recorded by the Red-Headed Fiddlers, led by Albert Lee "Red" Steeley.  Like myself, Steeley was an Alabama-to-Texas transplant.  (He was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, right across the mountain from where I grew up.)  Steeley was a luthier as well as a fiddler.

The recording consisted of five repetitions of the tune, then a single A part as the ending.  My MP3 and MIDI are of the fifth repetition and the ending.

This YouTube video of a bluegrassy take on Texas Quickstep features Bill Monroe on mandolin:

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

Texas Quickstep, Mississippi Breakdown

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