Hollow Poplar

As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Gary Lee Moore Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording of Gary Lee Moore (MP3 here)


Hollow Poplar was popularized by Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, and according to the Fiddler’s Companion, was the first tune he played on the Grand Old Opry. Moore plays a nice version of it, with the A part a little different each time through. Look out for accidentals and the pizzicato notes in the ending.

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Texas Fiddle

Jim D 2013-10-06 22:24:39
Listen to a great Missouri version of this tune by fiddler Billy Lee, on his , " Up Jumped The Devil" cd.