Get Up in the Cool

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Eck Robertson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Field Recording Released on Album Eck Robertson: Famous Cowboy Fiddler (download the album here)


Get Up in the Cool is an exceedingly crooked tune. After playing it, Robertson can be heard in the recording stating “that’s a nice tune too; it’s got quite a time to it.” The recording faded in, so the first repetition of the A part the first time through is missing from my transcription.

Tune to EDAE (drop fourth string from G to E).

This tune is a member of the following groups:


Texas Fiddle

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