Hell Among the Yearlings

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording on the album Benny Thomasson: Legendary Texas Fiddler


A staple of Texas fiddling, this tune sometimes goes by the name Cattle in the Canebreak. As expected, Thomasson has a really nice version. It is crooked, with an extra measure in the A part. Look out for triplets (including triplets over sixteenth notes), and octave jumps.


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