Shortening Bread

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 is not the familiar "mammy's little baby" version of Shortening Bread.  Fans of Texas and Oklahoma fiddling will recognize this, as fiddlers from that region learned it from Doc Roberts' recording and added it to the regional repertoire.  This is another one of those Doc Roberts tunes that is easy to play, but hard to play cleanly at speed.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Shortening Bread/Shortenin' Bread

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