Leather Britches

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 Theme code Index    5L25L2 5L25L3L
 Also known as    Breeches On (The), Britches Full of Stitches (The), Irish Lad (The), Irish Lad's a Jolly Boy (The), Leather Breeches, Lord MacDonald (4), McDonald's Reel, Old Leather Breeches (2), O the Breeches Full of Stitches, Petit bûcheux (Le), Reel McDonnell, Slanty Gart, Winnipeg Reel (2)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass, Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4, 2/2
 History    USA(Upland South)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:E.F. Adam
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Old Time Fiddlers Favorite Barn Dance Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 33, p. 14
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1928
 Artist    Biography:Uncle Am Stuart
 Title of recording    Leather Breeches/Sally Gooden
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Vocalion B 14841 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1924
Leather Britches

Played by: Ken Perlman
Source: Soundcloud
Image: Oh, my breeches full of stitches, Oh, my breeches buckled on
 Score   (1)   
Leather Britches

X:1 T:Leather Breeches M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:E.F. Adam - Old Time Fiddlers Favorite Barn Dance Tunes (1928, No. B:33, p. 14 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G ([G,/D/]G/E/G/) ([G,/D/]G/E/G/) |([G,/D/]G/E/G/) ([G,/A/]G/E/G/)|([G,/D/]G/E/G/) ([G,/D/]G/E/G/) |D/[C/D][B,/D/][A,/D/] [B,/D/]-[G,/D/][G,D]| ([G,/D/]G/E/G/) ([G,/D/]G/E/G/) |([G,/D/]G/E/G/) ([G,/A/]G/E/G/)|G/A/G/E/ D/(B/G/E/)|D/F/A/C/ (B/[G/B/])[GB]:| |:[D/B/]-[Dd][D/B/]- [Dd] e/f/|g/a/b/g/ a/(g/e/d/)|[D/B/]-[Dd][D/B/]- [Dd] e/f/|g/f/e/d/ (B/[G/B/])| [D/B/]-[Dd][D/B/]- [Dd] e/f/|g/a/b/g/ a/(g/e/f/)|g/a/g/e/ d/(B/G/E/)|D/F/A/c/ (B[G/B/])[GB]:| |:d/g/b/g/ a/(g/b/g/)|d/g/b/g/ a/(g/e/g/)|d/g/b/g/ a/(g/b/g/)|d/c/B/A/ (B/[G/B/])[GB]| d/g/b/g/ a/(g/b/g/)|d/g/b/g/ a/(g/e/f/)|g/a/g/e/ d/(B/G/E/)|D/F/A/c/ (B/[G/B/])[GB]:|

X:1 T:Leather Britches N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Berea Sound Archives https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4265 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G V:1 clef=treble name="1." [V:1] [G,2G2] AG BGAG|BGAG EFG2|[G,2G2] AG BGAG|D[CD][B,D][[G,D] EFG2| [G,2G2] AG BGAG|BGAG EGAB|AGFD EGDE|1GABG G2[G,2G2]:|2 GABG G2|| Bd-|d3e dBGB|gfga g2[d2g2]|[d3g3][dg] [d2g2][de]f|gedc BGG2| B-d2e dBGB|gfga g2[d2g2]|[d3g3][dg] [d2g2]ef|gedc BG G2|| |:sg2bg agbg|dgbg agef|g2 bg agbg|aged BGG2| g2bg agbg|dgbg agef|bgag bgag|edBG AG G2:|

X:2 T:Leather Breeches N:From the playing of fiddler Doc Roberts (1897-1978, Madison County, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ATWnMsyJpc D:Document DOCD 8042, "Doc Roberts vol. 1" (1999) D:Gennett G13836 (78 RPM), Doc Roberts (1928) D:Supertone 9269 (78 RPM), Fiddlin' Jim Burke (1928) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/leather-britches-4 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G V:1 clef=treble name="2." [V:1] GE|:DEGB sAGBG |AGBG AGEF|GABG AGBG|DEDC B,DEF| GABG AGBG|AGBG AGE2|cBcB AGFD|1EFGA BG [G2B2]:|2 EFGA BGAG|| |:dg2e d2ef|g2fa gded|Bd2B d2ef|gded BG[G2B2]| dg2e d2 ef|g2g2 bage|d2ef gfga|gded BG[G2B2]:| P:A' g3g agba|gfgb agef|g2g2 fgaf|gfed Bdef| g2g2 agba|gfgb agef|gfge fgaf|gedc BGAG|| P:B' Bd2e d2ef|g2fa gded|Bd2B d2ef|gedc BG[G2B2]| Bd2d d2ef|g2ga bage|d2ef gfga|gedc BG[G2B2]||

X:3 T:Leather Breeches M:2/4 L:1/8 S: Viola "Mom" Ruth - Pioneer Western Folk Tunes (1948) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G V:1 clef=treble name="3." [V:1] |:D/G/B/G/ A/G/B/G/|D/G/B/G/ A/G/E/G/|D/G/B/G/ A/G/B/G/| D/E/D/C/ B,/(A,/ G,)| D/G/B/G/ A/G/B/G/|D/G/B/G/ A/G/E/G/| c/B/A/G/ FD/D/|D/G/G/A/ B/G/G|| K:D d>ddd|A/d/d/e/ f/(d/d)|d>ddd|A/B/A/G/ (F/E/)D|d>ddd| A/d/d/e/ f/(d/d)|g/f/e/d/ c>A|A/d/d/e/ (f/d/)d:| K:G |:d/g/b/g/ a/g/b/g/|d/g/b/g/ a/g/e/g/|d/g/b/g/ a/g/b/g/|d/e/d/c/ B/A/G:|

X:4 T:Leather Britches N:From the playing of fiddler Emma Lee Dickerson (1923-2001, born Emma Lee N:Johnson on Little Fork in Elliot County, Ky.) N:recorded in the field by Barbara Kunkle, Feb., 1974, in Greenup County, Ky. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Very Fast" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/720 Z:Andrew Kuntz K:G V:1 clef=treble name="4." [V:1] D-|DGBG AGEE|DGBG AGEE|D2JB2 GGBA|GEDC B,G,3| JG2[G2B2]GGBB|DGBG AGEE|c2 (3BcB A2 GG| GGAG BG3:| B-d-dB- d2e-g-|gega bage|d2d2d2 eg- |gged BG3| B-d-dB- d2e2-|gega bage|d2d2d2 e-g|gded BG3||

X:5 T:Leather Britches C:Traditional M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/8=448 K:G V:1 clef=treble name="5." [V:1] |:DEGB AGBG|DEGB AGEG|DEGB AGBG|DEDB, A,/B,/A,G,2|! DEGB AGBG|DEGB AGEG|B/c/BAG FDEF|GBAF G4:|! 3 [gB][gd][gd][gB] [g2d2]ef|gfga gedc|BddB d2ef|gedB AGGA|! BddB d2ef|gfga gfef|gedB AGEG|DB,DG EGGA|! [gB][gd][gd][gB] [g2d2]ef|gfga gedc|BddB d2ef|gedB AGGG|! BddB d2ef|gfga gfef|gedB AGFG|DB,DG EG3|!

X:6 T:Leather Breeches M:2/4 L:1/16 C:Jim Magill R:Breakdown Z:<cfalt@trytel.com> www.trytel.com/~cfalt/Fiddle/CFtunes1.abc K:G V:1 clef=treble name="6." [V:1] |:"G"DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG|DGBc dedc|"D7"BGAF"G" G2G2|! "G"DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG|DGBc dedg|"D7"bgaf "G"g2g2:|! |:"G"Bd2e dBGA|Bd2e d2GA|Bd2e dBGB|"D7"edcB A2A2|! "G"Bd2e dBGA|Bd2e d2GA|Bd2e dBGB|1"D7"edcB A2A2:|2"D7"dGAF "G"G2G2|]