Lone Indian

As played by Daniel Dix Hollis from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Daniel Dix Hollis Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm record (MP3 here)


This is a really nice Indian-themed tune. If it is related at all to the Lost Indian tune family that eventually led to the development of Cherokee Shuffle, it is only distantly related. I’m not a big fan of the AEAC# tuning, but Dr. Hollis used it to good effect here. The A part is extremely crooked, with most lines having an extra two beats. Be careful of the timing and syncopation in the A part.   The B part features pizzicato passages, including a few beats where you have to pizz on one string while bowing another.

Tune to AEAC#.


This tune is a member of the following groups:


Lost Indian, Cherokee Shuffle

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