Half Past Four

As played by Lewis Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Lewis Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


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


This rousing rendition of Half Past Four appeared twice on the same album, in two tracks titled Grandfather’s Tune #1 and Untitled Tune. Apparently, Lewis learned this tune from his grandfather. I am not 100% certain that this tune is a setting of Half Past Four. A friend of mine identified it as such and I quickly agreed, but then he changed his mind and was no longer certain. If you know the correct name for this tune, please contact me.

Cross-tune to AEAE.

This tune is a member of the following groups:


Texas Fiddle

Jake Loew 2014-07-01 11:54:31
The A section of this tune sounds like the A section of "Jake's Got the Belly-ache". But not the B section.