Reelfoot Reel

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X:1 T:Reelfoot Reel T:Realfoot Reel N:From the playing of fiddler James Bryan (Mentone, DeKalb N:County, Ala.) & Carl Jones (Galax, Va.), Berea, 2011. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderate" C:Bill Monroe D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A,B,||SD2D2D2D2|DFAc d2A[FA]|[CD]-[D3D3] DEFD|A,=CEC A,CEC| D2D2D2D2|DFAc dAFA|dAFD GBAG|FDEC D2(3A,B,C| D2D2D2D2|DFAc dAFD|[CD]-[D3D3] DEDB,|A,=CEC A,CEC| D2D2D2D2|DFAc dAFA|dAFD GBAG|FDEF D2|| ((3FGE|:D)FAc {c}d3e|{e}f2 fa fece |{c}d2dB AFDB,|A,=CEG FAFA| DFAc {c}d3e|{e}f2 fa fece |{c}d2dB AFDB,|1A,=CEF D2FE:|2 A,=CEF D2 (3A,B,CS||

REELFOOT REEL. AKA - "Realfoot Reel," "Real Foot Reel." Bluegrass, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. A late 1970's composition by Kentucky mandolin player Bill Monroe [1] (1911-1996), the "Father of Bluegrass." A Reelfoot reel is a type of fishing reel used for both casting and line storage, still quite popular in Western Tennessee, although Monroe probably was had in mind Reelfoot Lake in northwestern Tennessee when composing the tune.

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Recorded sources: -Blueberry Records BB 145, Jim Moss - "Tanyards: Bluegrass Fiddle" (1983). Rounder 0175, James Bryan - "Lookout Blues" (1983).

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