Yew Piney Mountain

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in A

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


Melvin Wine apparently knew two versions of Yew Piney Mountain, this and one that he attributed to Benny Jarrell.  The recording was a bit of a mess, frankly.  I've tried to clean it up a little in the transcription, attempting to divine Melvin Wine's intent rather than what he actually played in a few places.  When attempting to learn the tune, you might want to ignore the first time through, as it's a bit of an outlier.  Wine played this with a little swing, but not with as much swing as he played the version attributed to Benny Jarrell.  Cross-tune to AEAE.

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