Saturday Night Breakdown

As played by the Leake County Revelers from the Mississippi region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Leake County Revelers Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


This tune sounds as if it might be related to Buffalo Gals. There were two fiddles playing in the recording; I have extracted a lead that can be played on a single fiddle. There’s nothing too difficult aside from some sixteenth notes.

This video is a nice Canadian version of Saturday Night Breakdown from fiddler Ned Landry:


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