Georgia Railroad

As played by Gid Tanner from the Georgia region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Skillet Lickers Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


This is, at heart, a very simple tune, with the A parts and B parts only differing in the first measure of each line. Some doggerel vocals are interspersed periodically, and the fiddle plays some simple backing during those times. Most variations are in drones and syncopation. The seventh time through is perhaps the most representative, and would be a good portion of the transcription to study when learning the tune.

Cross-tune to AEAE.


This tune is a member of the following groups:


Georgia Railroad/Peter Went Fishing

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