Betty Baker

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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Field recording at the California Bluegrass Association

Melvin Wine sang the following lyrics to Betty Baker:

Over the river to see Betty Baker
She fell asleep and the devil couldn't wake her


Wine played this tuned to GDAD, allowing him to drone a D on the first string and play unison Ds on the first and second strings. He played this tune fast, like a breakdown.

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