Done Gone

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in B flat

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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78rpm Record


The presence of Done Gone in West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger’s repertoire proves that influence went both ways between Kessinger and early 20th century Texas fiddlers. Many of Kessinger’s tunes wound up in the repertoires of Texas fiddlers, but Done Gone is generally reputed to have been written by a Texas fiddler. Kessinger’s version has some really nice triplets. Look out for E naturals in the C part. The guitarist played minor chords over the B and C parts, so these are technically in the key of G minor (the relative minor key to B flat major).


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