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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.

Additional notes

Bob Walters ()

Source for notated version: - from a 1956 field recording of Bob Walters {Burt County, Nebraska} [Christeson].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 83.

Recorded sources: -
Hear and see Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys play it at [1]

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