Red Haired Boy

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Many, many old time, bluegrass, and Celtic albums

If this isn't a chestnut then it's close. This certainly has Celtic origins. The Fiddler's Companion claims that it was originally Irish, then Scottish, then everywhere else. I've always felt that it was more Scottish than anything. I've transcribed it in A because I do play some G-sharps. It could also be transcribed in A Mixolydian with the G-sharps as accidentals. I have presented two ways of playing the B part for variety's sake. Play this one fast.

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