Rye Straw

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 an awesome tune.  Look out for F-naturals, which give it a really nice sound.  Roberts expressed the melody the first time through, and then proceeded to play variations.  Some repetitions of the tune include an extra part between the A and B parts, which may just be a variant of the A part.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Jim D 2013-08-08 00:52:56
This tune is also known as " Illinois Whiskey ".