Grey Eagle

As played by Bartow Riley from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Texas and Oklahoma Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording on the album Texas Hoedown Revisited (streaming audio here)                        


This is a fine Texas contest-style fiddler Bartow Riley. Since Riley was a protégé of the well-known Benny Thomasson, Riley’s setting of Grey Eagle should be expected to be very similar to Benny’s setting. Indeed, it is quite similar, but Riley put his own spin on the tune as well. Note that Riley’s version goes up to a high E.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Grey Eagle

Texas Fiddle

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