Bring Me a Bottle (Jenny Lind)

As played by the Leake County Revelers from the Mississippi region

Polka in G

From the Leake County Revelers Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


Although I don’t recommend the practice of self-medication as referenced in the title of this tune and its doggerel lyrics (“Bring me a bottle of I don’t care what”), I do recommend playing this nice version of Jenny Lind. Although it is a polka, the Revelers played it very much like a breakdown. The flow is pretty much like this: an instrumental A part, an instrumental B part, and then vocals over a variant of the A part. After the vocals, the fiddler sometimes went back to the instrumental A part, sometimes to the instrumental B part and then back to the A part. I have not documented the latter flow in the transcription.

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