Done Gone

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in B flat

From the Eck Robertson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm record (MP3 here)


Done Gone was one of Eck Robertson's signature pieces.  I have heard stories that he would challenge other fiddlers to a fiddling showdown, and then blow them away with this piece in the uncomon key of Bb.  This transcription is of Robertson's 1923 recording of Done Gone.

Actually, this piece isn't too difficult.  The A and B parts are in Bb, while the C part dips into G minor (the relative minor of Bb major).  For learning the tune, I recommend the second time through.  The second and third times through are more consistent than the first.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Done Gone, Charleston Number One

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Texas Fiddle

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