Gippy Get Your Hair Cut

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in C

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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78rpm Record


This is a very pleasant breakdown. The A part is fairly simple, consisting of a single line that is played a variable number of times (two, three, or four, as the fancy struck Mr. Kessinger). The B part is more difficult, with a passage going up to a high C. You can play the high C with your pinky, ring finger, or middle finger, putting you in second, third, or fourth position, respectively. The B part is also crooked, with two extra beats.

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