X:1 T:Reel  T:Breakdown N:From the playing of fiddler Bob Walters (1889-1960, N:Burt County, eastern Nebraska), recorded at a family N:reunion, Sept., 1950. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Univ. of Miss., Bob Walters - Old Time Fiddlers' Repertory (1976) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/breakdown-16 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A ea|c'ac'a baba|c'ac'a e2 ab|c'ac'a bc'bg|a2c'ae2ea| c'ac'a baba|c'ac'a e2 ab|c'ac'a bac'b|a3b a2ab| c'2 c'a baba|c'ac'a e2 ab|c'aaa bc'bg|a2c'a e2ab| c'ac'a baba|c'ac'a e2 ab|c'aba bac'b|a6-a || e|:(f/g/f) ec A2AA|fefg aAAe|fecB ABcA|BAGB A2AA| (f/g/f) ec A2 AA|fefg a2Ae|fgae fecA|BAGB A2A2:| |:A,2 CE A2Ac|BAGB ABcA| A,CEG ABcA|BAGF EDCB,| A,2 CE A2Ac|BAGB ABcA| A,2CE ABcA|BAGB A4:|
REEL . The title was simply "Breakdown" in Bob Christeson's Old Time Fiddler's Repertory vol. 1 (1973, No 36), from the playing of fiddler Bob Walters of Burt County, Nebraska, on the border with Iowa. Walters was recorded playing the tune in September, 1950, at a family reunion that Christeson attended. The collector noted that Walters played many tunes in succession and seldom announced any of them.