Little Brown Jug

As played by Gene Goforth from the Missouri region

Reel or Breakdown in G

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


I found it somewhat difficult to divide Little Brown Jug into parts and repetitions, as Goforth slung around variations to this simple tune as if he were Benny Thomasson! There is what I have interpreted as a low variation on the A part in the third time through, and an anomalous single-line part that I have placed in the second time through. So if you know the simple melody, this transcription can help you flesh it out with variations.


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