Missouri Fiddle Tunes

This page consists of links to transcriptions of various Missouri-style fiddle tunes.  Most are my renditions as I learned them, adapted from the playing of old-time fiddlers who have shared their music with me over the years.  

Check out my list of One Hundred Essential Missouri Fiddle Tunes.  If you want to learn strictly by ear or just listen to some tunes visit www.charliewalden.com and click the "PROJECT" link.  Also lots more tune transcriptions available here.

Thanks and keep fiddlin'.   Charlie Walden 

PDF Tune Sheets

Hoe-Downs Quadrilles/Jigs Waltzes Pieces
 
Tune Title Remarks on Origin
Acorn Hill Breakdown Tommy Jackson
Adrian's Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett
Ariel Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett tune contributed by Michael Richwine of KCMO
Art Wooten's Hornpipe Bob Walters
Bear Creek Hop Western Swing fiddle piece; earlier recorded as

Bear Creek Hop : Cliff & Ray (Clifford Gross, fiddle and Ramon DeArmon, guitar) Vocalion 04293 ; recorded Wednesday, May 18, 1938 in Dallas Texas (Thanks to Jim Nelson for this citation.)

Bob Walters Hornpipe in D Bob Walters by way of Lynn "Chirps" Smith
Boys Around the World Cyril Stinnett
Brenda's Reel Cyril Stinnett - Canadian Tune
Casey's Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett
Champion Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett / Bob Walters
Countryman's Reel Cyril Stinnett / Bob Walters (also "Old Countrymans Reel)
Dew Drop Hornpipe Texas tune
Dick Sand's Hornpipe Bob Walters
Duncan's Reel Cyril Stinnett / Bob Walters
Five Miles Out Of Town Dwight Lamb / Bob Walters
Fox Chase (a.k.a. Redbird) Cyril Stinnett tune contributed by Michael Richwine of KCMO
Frisky Jim Cyril Stinnett
Good for the Tongue Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett / Bob Walters
Gypsy Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett / Bob Walters
Irish Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett
Katon's Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett (also Caton's Hornpipe or Jeff City)
Leddy's Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett / Bob Walters (Democratic Rage Hornpipe)
London Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett
Money Musk Bob Walters tune contributed by Michael Richwine of KCMO
Opera Reel Cyril Stinnett
Pacific Slope Cyril Stinnett
Salty River Reel Cyril Stinnett
Smith's Hornpipe Cyril Stinnett / Bob Walters
Smith's Reel Cyril Stinnett
South Missouri Cyril Stinnett
Sugar in the Coffee-O Bill Graves
Tom & Jerry Taylor McBaine and others
Wagner Missouri Version
   
Quadrilles / Jigs (tunes in 6/8 time)
Tune Title Remarks on Origin
Jefferson & Liberty - Quadrille Bob Walters
find more info on 6/8 time tunes in the Midwest....
 
Waltzes
Tune Title Remarks on Origin
Crying Waltz Pete McMahan
Life in the Finnish Woods Waltz (aka Cattle Call) Bob Christeson
Roses of Avonmore Waltz Scottish origin (Roses of Allendale).  Popular contest tune.
Waltz You Saved For Me Old Standard
Whistler's Waltz Taylor McBaine
   
   
Pieces / Specialty Tunes
Tune Title Remarks on Origin
Flannigan Polka Bob Walters
Put Your Little Foot Ozark Dancers

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