Billy in the Low Ground

As played by J. P. Fraley from the Kentucky region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Cumberlands Collection

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Recording of J. P. Fraley released on the album J.P. & Annadeene Fraley: Maysville


This is a really nice version of Billy in the Low Ground from Kentucky fiddler J. P. Fraley. It has some cool syncopation that you don’t always find in settings of this tune. In the first and third lines of the A part, play the last note of the last measure on those lines (which happens to be an A) very softly, almost as a ghost note. Look out for fast triplets over sixteenth notes.

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