Bill Cheatum

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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


1967 field recording of Benny Thomasson available here


Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson put his spin on Bill Cheatum, including some of his signature licks and techniques. This would be a nice arrangement for fans of contest-style fiddling.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Bill Cheatum

Texas Fiddle

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