New Money

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 (streaming audio here)


According to the Fiddler's Companion, this tune is indigenous to east-central Kentucky, and Roberts likely learned it from Elzic Stone of Montgomery County, KY at a fiddle contest.  To my ears, it is almost a rag.  Unlike most Doc Roberts tunes, there were few enough variations that I was able to transcribe it as a basic melody with variations marked for individual measures.

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