Cumberland Gap

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


Those of you who are used to bluegrass versions of Cumberland Gap may find Doc Roberts' version refreshing.  In various places throughout the recording, Roberts backed off on the fiddle while someone sang some doggerel.  These places are marked in the transcription, and I am not terribly confident of the transcription in those places.  Roberts played a low variant of the B part in the second and sixth times through.

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