Prettiest Little Girl in the County

As played by Gid Tanner from the Georgia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Skillet Lickers Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record (entitled A Day at the County Fair)


This transcription is sponsored by Dr. Fiddle contributor Patrick Towell.

Gid Tanner played Prettiest Little Girl in the County as part of the skit A Day at the County Fair. It should be noted that Tanner was more concerned with his overall minstrelsy than with his fiddling, which is readily apparent from the transcription. He fiddled fairly well for a few lines, but then as he started vocalizing, the fiddling almost became freeform. Play notes marked with an X using Spicatto bow strokes.

In the video below, the tune starts at 2:40.


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