As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Gary Lee Moore Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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Recording of Gary Lee Moore (MP3 here)


Moore relates that he learned Birdie from his great-grandfather, who “called it a Parlor Tune, meaning it wasn't fit for much else.” While this might not be a good tune to play at a square or contra dance, it is a marvelous vehicle for Moore’s fiddle virtuosity. I really like this one.

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Texas Fiddle

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