Devil in Georgia, The (Temperence Reel)

As played by Doc Roberts from the Kentucky region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Doc Roberts Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record (streaming audio here)


The Devil in Georgia is Doc Roberts' version of Temperence Reel.  According to the Fiddler's Companion, there is some disagreement as to whether or not this is in the same tune family as Stoney Point/Buck Creek Gals/Pigtown Fling etc., but to me the resemblance is obvious.  Either way, this is a very fun tune.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Buck Creek Gals, Stoney Point, The Devil in Georgia, Pigtown Fling, Temperance Reel

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