Girl Slipped Down, The

As played by Daniel Dix Hollis from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Daniel Dix Hollis Collection

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78rpm record (MP3 here)


I rather like this fairly simple breakdown. The Fiddler’s Companion didn’t have any information on this tune other than that Alabama fiddler D. D. Hollis recorded it in 1924. This leads me to suspect that it may be a regional tune, perhaps native to Alabama. If anyone has any information about its origins, please contact me.

Each part consists of a single line repeated a variable number of times, with recurring variations in both melody and syncopation. Dr. Hollis’ bowing, as usual, was very aggressive, with a lot of sawstrokes. Look out for sixteenth notes, and be careful of the syncopation.


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