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)


This tune is named after the town of Shippingport, KY, which no longer exists.  It was swallowed up by the Ohio River, the Louisville and Portland Canal, and the United States Federal Government.  This tune's name is found with different spelling variations, but since it was named after a town, I have normalized the name to that of the town.

As with most Doc Roberts tunes, Shippingport is not difficult, but can be hard to play cleanly at speed.

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