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Book/CD pack. 98 traditional old-time tunes with bowing and chord symbols. The tunes are grouped by key and non-standard string tunings are explained and demonstrated. Includes notes on bowing technique and regional playing styles. All the tunes are played by Pete Cooper on the accompanying CD. "Bill Cheatem," "Cotton-Eyed Joe," "Jaybird," "Possum on a Rail," "Shortenin' Bread," "Turkey in the Straw," more. Text is in English, French and German. Intermediate/advanced. 80 pp.

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First Tunes:

Flop-Eared Mule

Ida Red

Turkey in the Straw

Grey Cat on a Tennessee Farm

Muddy Roads

Cotton Eyed Joe-1

D Tunes - 1 GDAE:

Arkansas Traveler

Angeline the Baker

Eighth of January

Pig Ankle Rag

Yellow Barber

Martha Campbell

Josh and I

Lowery's Quadrille

West Fork Gals


Rock the Cradle, Joe

Mississippi Sawyer

Sadie at the Back Door

G Tunes - 1 GDAE:

Peeler Creek Waltz

Cotton Eyed Joe-2

Ladies on the Steamboat

Cumberland Gap

Elk River Blues


Possum on a Rail

McMichen's Reel

Katy Hill

Shortenin' Bread

Seneca Square Dance

Ora Lee

Blackberry Blossom

A Tunes - 1 GDAE:

Frosty Morning

You're Welcome Home, Royal Charlie

Betty Likens

Kitchen Girl

Devil in the Strawstack


June Apple

Little Rabbit

Bill Cheatem

Yellow Gal

Grub Springs

Sally Gooden

Cherokee Shuffle

Elzick's Farewell

Sheep Shell Corn by the Rattlin' of his Horn

Salt River

Shenandoah Falls

Wild Rose of thee Mountain

D Tunes - 2 ADAE:

The Twin Sisters

The Boys of Blue Hill

Old Molly Hare

The Fairy Dance

Green Willis

The New Rigged Ship

Sister Ann



Fisher's Hornpipe

Forked Deer

Robinson County

Belle of Lexington

Kitty's Wedding

Swannanoa Waltz

A Tunes - 2 AEAE:

Doney Gal

Sweet Marie

Rosy Lee

Sweet Sunny South

Jeff Sturgeon

Breaking up Christmas

Cotton Eyed Joe-3

Candy Girl

Chinquapin Hunting

Little Billy Wilson

Ways of the World

Little Girl with Her Hair All Down Behind

Cluck Old Hen

Ducks in the Pond

Falls of Richmond

AEAC# Tuning:

Jack O'Diamonds/The Drunken Hiccups

G Tunes - 2 GDAE:

Willow on the Lake

Chicken and Dumplin's

Flowers of Edinburgh

Shove the Pig's Foot a Little Farther in the Fire

Lady Hamilton

Lost Boy

EDAE Tuning:

Glory in the Meeting House

C Tunes and Rags GDAE:

New Money

Wagoner One-Step

Katy Did

Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase

Billy in the Low Ground

Pike's Peak

East Tennessee Blues

Beaumont Rag

Taylor's Quickstep

DDAD Tuning:

Coleman's March

Midnight on the Water

Bonaparte's Retreat-1

Bonaparte's Retreat-2

Raleigh and Spencer

Queen of the Earth, Child of the Stars

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