Hummingbird Reel

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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1971 field recording of Benny Thomasson


This dainty little reel is a distant relative of Waynesboro and Coming Down from Denver. Benny Thomasson played a really nice setting of it. He played it in three parts. Note that he played the B part short the first time through the tune. This isn’t too difficult, but look out for triplets over sixteenth notes.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

Waynesboro, Coming Down from Denver, Here and There, Hummingbird Reel

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