Girl I Left Behind Me

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center


Melvin Wine played some nice variations to this old chestnut of a tune. In the recording, his timing was sometimes a little off-kilter, which I do not believe to have been intentional, so I have straightened it out in the transcription. Look out for sixteenth notes and broken rhythm. Wine played the last two notes in the ending using a Spiccato bow stroke.

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Girl I Left Behind Me, The

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