Big Indian

As played by Buddy Thomas from the Kentucky region

Hornpipe in A

From the Cumberlands Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Recording form Buddy Thomas' Kitty Puss album (streaming audio here)


This is a challenging hornpipe from Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas. Beware of A-C# double-stops, requiring you to play the A on the third string.  Thomas used a lot of the Georgia Shuffle bowing pattern in this tune, and included a crooked variant of the B part in the third time through that coudl be played as a C part if so desired.

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