Black River

As played by Gene Goforth from the Missouri region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Gene Goforth Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording of Gene Goforth released on the album Gene Goforth: Eminence Breakdown


Black River is a simple, catchy tune that shouldn’t pose much of a difficulty. Goforth played it four times through in the recording, with small variations here and there. Any repetition of the tune would be fine for learning it. The B part reminds me of the C part from Rocky Pallet.


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