Billy in the Low Ground

As played by Lowe Stokes from the Georgia region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Skillet Lickers Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record (MP3 at


This is a really cool version of Billy in the Low Ground from Georgia fiddler Lowe Stokes. This version is crooked; every other line has an extra four beats. The last two beats in the ending were played on the guitar rather than the fiddle in the recording, but sound natural for the fiddler to play if so desired.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Billy in the Low Ground

This tune has no comments.