Molly Put the Kettle On

As played by the Leake County Revelers from the Mississippi region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Leake County Revelers Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record (MP3 at


This is a very catchy tune with a simple melody. The B part is crooked, having two extra measures. Due to stray low Ds in the recording, it sounds almost as the fiddler was tuned to DDAE. I can’t imagine playing this in DDAE, but if you want to do so, drone on the low D string some in the B part.


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