Girl I Left Behind Me, The

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Eck Robertson Collection

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Field Recording of Eck Robertson


This is a pretty straightforward version of the widespread tune The Girl I Left Behind Me. Robertson didn’t really play it in two distinct parts, just as a set of variations on the well-known theme, similarly to Doc Roberts.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Girl I Left Behind Me, The

Texas Fiddle

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