Drunkard’s Hiccups

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Waltz in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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Recording on the album Benny Thomasson: Legendary Texas Fiddler


This is Benny Thomasson’s version of the well-known waltz Drunkard’s Hiccups (also known as Rye Whiskey and Jack of Diamonds). This isn’t as difficult as most of Benny’s material; just look out for sixteenth notes, grace notes, and triplets. There are also pizzicato notes typical to this tune, sometimes played in conjunction with bowing the low A string.

Tune to AEAC#.


This tune is a member of the following groups:


Rye Whiskey, Drunkard's Hiccups

Texas Fiddle

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