Hell Among the Yearlings

As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Gary Lee Moore Collection

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Recording of Gary Lee Moore released on the album Uncle Pig


This is Gary Lee Moore’s version of the Texas standard Hell Among the Yearlings, also known as Cattle Among the Canebreak. Unlike some of the Cattle-titled versions, Moore’s Yearlings doesn’t change keys. It starts and stays in D. The only difficulties here might be two double stops, both with an A on the third string, and with a C# and a D on the second string. The ending chord is similar, with a D on the fourth string and an F# on the third string. There is a nice variation in the B part the second time through the tune.

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