Mother’s Reel

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in G and C

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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1974 field recording of Benny Thomasson released on the album Benny Thomasson: Say Old Man, Can You Play the Fiddle


According to the Fiddler’s Companion, this pleasant three-part reel was written by Canadian fiddler Don Messer. Thomasson played a nice setting of it.   The A and C parts are in the key of C, while the B part is in the Key of G. Look out for sixteenth notes and accidentals.

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Texas Fiddle

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