As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

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 transcription nearly gave me fits. The only word I can use to describe it is “busy.” In the recording, Wine played the tune through four times, each time a little differently. I am not fully confident in my transcription.

Tune to GDAD.

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