Lost Indian

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Eck Robertson Collection

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Field Recording Released on Album Eck Robertson: Famous Cowboy Fiddler (download the album here)


This is a nice distinctive (not to mention difficult) version of Lost Indian from master Texas fiddler Eck Robertson.  To achieve Robertson's distinct sound, be careful of the grace notes and try to nail the double-stops in the whooping part.  Also note that Robertson would sometimes vocally whoop (though what he did doesn't really sound much like a real Indian whoop).

It sounds as if Robertson played this tuned to GDAD, but that makes some of the double-stops very difficult.  Robertson truly was a master.

This tune is a member of the following groups:


Lost Indian, Cherokee Shuffle

Texas Fiddle

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