Buck Creek Gals

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)


Buck Creek Gals is a member of a large family of widely-played tunes.  Roberts also played The Devil in Georgia, another tune in this family.  They seem to have their origin in Temperance Reel.  This is a really nice version of this tune.  The parts are laid out differently from the way I learned it, and one of the parts is totally different.  This piece has some great variations.

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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