Give the Fiddler a Dram

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Polka 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


This fairly simple tune is a less challenging member of the Jenny Lind family of tunes. Note that Wine played Jenny Lind as a distinctly different tune. Wine’s rendition of Dram is similar to the Leake County Revelers ode to self-medication Bring Me a Bottle. He played the last three notes in the ending using a Spiccato bow stroke.

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