Apple Blossom

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


1972 recording of Benny Thomasson released on The Weiser Reunion album


This breakdown was first recorded in 1922, and then again in 1929, by Texas fiddle patriarch Eck Robertson, but those recordings were never released. I am not aware of any surviving recordings of Robertson fiddling Apple Blossom (please contact me if you have one). Regardless, it is now a staple among Texas fiddlers. Benny Thomasson’s version, presented here, has a lot of really nice variations. I particularly like the third and fourth repetitions of the tune.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

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