Broken Down Gambler
X:1 T:Broken-Down Gambler S:Lowe Stokes M:C| L:1/8 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/broken-down-gambler-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G +slide+[GB]ega gedc|B G2 B AG E2|GAGE DCB,C|DEDB, A,B,G,G,| G,2ga gedc|B G2 B AG E2|GAGE DCB,C|DG2A G4:| |:b4b3a|gage d4|ea3 abag|eg2b a2g2| b4b3a|gage d2d2|ddef gedc|BGAF G4:|]
BROKEN DOWN GAMBLER. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; north Georgia, Missouri. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Devil's Box): AABB' (Phillips). The tune was recorded in 1930 by Gid Tanner, Riley Puckett and Lowe Stokes, all members of the north Georgia band The Skillet Lickers. Guthrie Meade sees similarities to "Waynesburgh," "Bitter Creek" and "Scott No. 2," while Drew Beisswenger (2008) believes the Ozarks versions of "Bay Rooster" and "Katy Hill" have similar first strains.