Flop-Eared Mule

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G and D

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center


This is a nice, moderately challenging version of Flop-Eared Mule.  Back in Alabama, we always played it in D and A, but Wine played it in G and D (the A part in G and the B art in D).  Wine used a lot of Georgia Shuffle bowing pattern in this tune.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Flop-Eared Mule, Big-Eared Mule

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