Possum’s Tail is Bare, The

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in 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, a different field recording is available here


Wine gave the full title of this tune as The Old Coon’s Tail is Ringed All Around and the Possum’s Tail is Bare. He can be heard singing this and other lyrics in the field recording linked above. (Note that I did not transcribe from that field recording). I really like the C-natural in the B part. Swing this tune a little.

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