As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


While I was transcribing this tune, I felt that I had heard it somewhere before. Then it hit me. The Song of the Underpants Gnomes from South Park was apparently based on the A part of Portsmouth. Give it a listen in the video below and see what you think. The gnome song consists of four musical phrases, the first three of which are straight from Portsmouth.


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