Down Yonder (Alabama Jubilee)

As played by Doc Roberts from the Kentucky region

Rag in G

From the Doc Roberts Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record


This well-known tune is related to Alabama Jubilee.  It was widely recorded, by the Scottdale String Band and the Skillet Lickers among others.  This may be one of Doc Roberts' covers.  Even so, Roberts did a great job with this tune.  It's not very hard, but should be played quite fast.  There is also a recurring [eg] double-stop, with the E played on the second string and the G played on the first string.  If you can't play the double-stop, you can just play the E.

Here's a YouTube video of the Skillet Licker's recording of Down Yonder:

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Alabama Jubilee, Down Yonder

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