X:1 T:C.N.E. Breakdown C:Ward Allen R:Breakdown M:2/4 L:1/16 Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne K:A A2|CEAE FAEA|cAeA ceAc|GBeB ceBe|gebe gbge| CEAE FAEA|cAeA ceAc|eagf edcB|A2c2 A2:| K:E c2|B4 -BcBA|GBef g2fg|a4 -agfa|gfeg fe^dc| B4 -BcBA|GBef g2fg|a2fa bf^df|e2g2 e2:||
C. N. E. BREAKDOWN. Canadian, Breakdown. A Major ('A' part) & E Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Ontario fiddler Ward Allen (1924-1965), who won numerous contests in the 1950's and who carved out a successful career as a radio fiddler. "C.N.E. Breakdown" is one of his more popular compositions, named for the Canadian National Exhibition, a fair held each year in August over an 18-day period in Toronto. It hosts a prestigious and popular old-time fiddle contest.