Whos’s Been Here Since I’ve Been Gone?

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)
MIDI

Source:

78rpm record (streaming audio here)

Comments:

This is a rather simple tune.  The recording consists of eight repetitions of the tune, with small variations.  According to the Fiddler's Companion, this tune has lyrics involving a veteran who returns from the army, finding a newborn baby in his house.  This leads to the obvious question, "Who's been here since I've been gone?"


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