Boil the Cabbage (Boil Dem Cabbage Down)

As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Gary Lee Moore Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording of Gary Lee Moore (MP3 here)


If you thought Cabbage was a beginner’s tune, then think again! Moore’s version is raggy, bluesy, and very challenging, with constant variation. Watch out for the A part the second time through, which goes up to a high E. Give the recording a listen and then try out the transcription. You won’t be disappointed.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Texas Fiddle

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