X:1 % T:Roanoke M:C| L:1/8 K:G B,C|DEDC B,CDG|E2G2 B2 GE|DEDC B,CDG|FGAB AGFE| DEDC B,CDG|E2G2 B4|DEDC B,CDF|GEDB, G,2:| |:[d2g2]|[d2b2][d2b2]-[d2b2][d2b2]|[d4b4]-[db]ag2|[e2g2][e2g2]-[e2g2][e2g2]|[e4g4]-[eg]d[c2e2]| [d2b2][d2b2]-[d2b2][d2b2]|[d4b4]-[db]ag2|ABAG FDEF|GEDB, G,2:|]
ROANOKE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Nebraska. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Written and recorded by Bill Monroe in 1954. Collector R.P. Christeson thought the tune was not very well known in the mid-west, and that the name was doubtful. Christeson thought his source, 'Uncle' Bob Walters, probably learned it from hearing it on the radio.