Cripple Creek

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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1972 recording of Benny Thomasson released on The Weiser Reunion album


Here’s a really nice Texas version of Cripple Creek from archetypical Texas contest fiddler Benny Thomasson. He brings his skills at variation to bear on the B part. The B part the first time through is nice and jazzy, and the third time through uses pizzicato. The recording faded in, so I extrapolated the pickup notes and the first few notes of the first measure.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Cripple Creek

Texas Fiddle

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