Cattle in the Canebreak

As played by Lewis Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A mixolydian and A minor

From the Lewis Thomasson Collection

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Recording on the album Lewis Thomasson: Old Texas Fiddle Tunes Played the Old Way


Cattle in the Canebreak seems to be very popular among Texas fiddlers. The A part is in A mixolydian and the B part is in A minor. Thomasson does a nice double-stop in the B part with an A on the third string and a C# on the second string.

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Texas Fiddle

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