Wagoner, The (78rpm Version)

As played by Doc Roberts from the Kentucky region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Doc Roberts Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record


At least three separate recordings exist of Doc Roberts playing this well-known tune.  This transcription is of a 78rpm record of this tune, in which he played it in C.  He also recorded it as part of a medley of reels (streaming audio here, it's the second tune in the medley).  A video of Roberts playing this tune can also be found on YouTube (included below), which was recorded about 40 years later in the 1970s.

According to the book Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes by Jeff Todd Titon, Roberts won a fiddle contest with this tune in 1919.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Wagoner, Tennessee Wagoner, Texas Wagoner

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