Sheet music

This great transcription of Kenny Baker’s fiddle parts (in notation and mandolin tablature) for the entire Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe album is a great find. It’s known colloquially as the ‘Japanese Transcriptions’ – time and distance seems to have erased all knowledge of the source, but I know there are many who have gratefully devoured this!

Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe Japanese Transcriptions

Here’s my reading of a great Kenny Baker composition called Tune for Andy. This is one cool tune and exemplifies the Baker style.

Tune for Andy

Another favourite from the ‘Kenny Baker – Country’ album is this one (a rare Baker fiddle/banjo duet):

Brandywine

Now here’s quite a collection of fiddle tunes in standard notation that I once acquired and have never been able to relocate, so I am happy to share them. There is a great blend here of old time, bluegrass (including some great twin and triple fiddle arrangements) and set pieces. Enjoy!

Songs are grouped by letter and downloadable as PDF.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M |
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X Y Z

 A – Songs

  • American Hornpipe
  • American Rifle Team Hornpipe
  • And the Cat Came Back
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • The Ash Grove
  • Athole Volunteers March

 B – Songs

  • Balkan Hornpipe
  • Ball and Pin Hornpipe
  • Banish Misfortune
  • Battle of Bull Run
  • Beautiful Suwanee River Hornpipe
  • Bee’s Wings Hornpipe
  • Betty Liken
  • Big Mon
  • Big Sciota
  • Bill Cheatum
  • Bill Malley’s Barndance
  • Black Bird
  • Black Jack Grove
  • Black Mountain Aire
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Blackberry Blosson Kentucky
  • Blake’s March
  • Blue Eagle
  • Blue Ridge Reel
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Alps
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
  • Bonnie Kate Reel
  • Boston Boy
  • Boys of Blue Hill
  • Brick Layer’s Hornpipe
  • The Butterfly

 C – Songs

  • Camp Chase
  • Camp Meeting on the 4th of July
  • Campbell’s Farewell to Red Gap
  • Carlin’s Reel
  • Cattle in the Cane
  • The Caylier
  • Centerville
  • Charleston #1
  • Charleston #2
  • Cheep Mountain
  • Cheyenne
  • Christmas Hornpipe
  • Chuck in the Bush
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep
  • Coleman’s March
  • Colonel Crockett
  • Come Along Jody
  • Come Along Jody (twin fiddles)
  • Constitution March
  • Crazy Daisy
  • Cuckoo’s Nest

 D – Songs

  • Dailey’s Reel (Joe Greene)
  • Dar’s Sugar in the Gourd
  • The Dead Slave
  • Dear Old Dixie
  • Democratic Hornpipe
  • Dew Drop Hornpipe
  • Dorsetshire Hornpipe
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Ducks on the Millpond

 E – Songs

  • Elzic’s Farewell
  • Evening Prayer Blues

 F – Songs

  • Faded Love
  • Faded Love (Bobby Hicks)
  • Faded Love (triple fiddles)
  • Falls of Richmond
  • Fine Times at Our House
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • The First of May
  • Fisher’s Hornpipe
  • Fisher’s Hornpipe (triple fiddles)
  • Flannery’s Dream
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Folding down the Sheets
  • Fred Wilson’s Hornpipe
  • Full Moon

 G – Songs

  • Gardenia Waltz
  • Golden Eagle
  • Good for the Tongue Hornpipe
  • Goodbye Liza Jane
  • Goodbye Liza Jane (triple fiddles)
  • Green Castle Hornpipe
  • Growling Old Man and the Grumbling Old Woman

 H – Songs

  • Headlight Reel
  • Heart of the Heartland Reel
  • Herman’s Hornpipe (triple fiddles)
  • High Dad in the Morning
  • (Out in) Hickman County
  • Hickory Leaf Breakdown
  • High Level Hornpipe
  • Hot Burrito Breakdown
  • Hot Springs

 J – Songs

  • Jacky Tar
  • Jas Bryan’s Hornpipe
  • Jenny’s Chickens
  • Jenny Comb Your Hair
  • Jenny in the Cotton Patch
  • Jerusalem Ridge (twin fiddles)
  • Jim Clark’s Hornpipe
  • Jimmy in the Swamp
  • John Brown’s Dream
  • John Brown’s March
  • Johnny Don’t Come Home Drunk
  • Johnny Goes to France
  • June Apple

 K – Songs

  • Katy Hill
  • Kennedy Rag
  • Kitchen Girl

 L – Songs

  • Ladies Fancy
  • Lady Jane Gray’s Reel
  • Lafayette
  • Last Night’s Fun
  • Laturn in the Ditch
  • Lee Highway Blues
  • Lee Wedding Tune
  • Lincoln’s Hornpipe
  • Little Brown Hand
  • Little Joe
  • Little Rock Getaway
  • Liverpool Hornpipe
  • Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (twin fiddles)
  • The Lost Child
  • Lost John
  • The Lover’s Waltz

 M – Songs

  • The Maid Behind the Bar
  • Martha Campbell
  • Meeting John Hartford
  • Millennium Waltz
  • Mississippi Hornpipe
  • Money Musk
  • Money up Front
  • Monroe’s Farewell to Long Hollow
  • Monroe’s Hornpipe (triple fiddles)
  • Montana Glide
  • Montana Glide (twin fiddles)
  • Morgan Morgan
  • Muddy Creek
  • Muddy Road to Ducktown
  • My Cousin Sally Brown

 R – Songs

  • Rachael
  • Ragtime Annie
  • Raw Hide
  • Red Lion Hornpipe
  • Reel Foot Reel
  • The Rights of Man
  • Road to Columbus
  • Road to Jenkins (Joe Greene)
  • Roanoke (twin fiddles)
  • Running Late
  • Rutland’s Reel
  • Rye Straw

 S – Songs

  • Sailors Set to Shore
  • Sally Goodin
  • Sally in the Garden
  • Sandy Boys
  • Sandy River Belle
  • Saratoga Hornpipe
  • Scotland
  • Scotland (triple fiddles)
  • Scott #1
  • Scott #2
  • Shag Poke
  • The Shewsbury Lasses
  • Si Bheag Si Mor
  • Smith’s Rag
  • Smith’s Reel
  • Smoke behind the Clouds
  • Snowbird in the Ash Bank
  • Soapsuds over the Fence
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Southern Flavor
  • Southern Flavor (twin fiddles)
  • Southern Flavor (triple fiddles)
  • Southwind
  • Spider Bit the Baby
  • Spider in the Window
  • Spotted Pony
  • Staten Island Hornpipe
  • Steamboat Round the Bend
  • Stewart’s Dream
  • Stoney Lonesome (triple fiddles)
  • Stoney Point
  • Sugar in the Gourd
  • Sugar Tree Stomp
  • Summer of My Dreams
  • Sweet Bunch of Daisies
  • Sweet Bunch of Daisies (triple fiddles)
  • Swinging on a Gate

 T – Songs

  • Tall Timber
  • Temperance Reel
  • Three Forks of Sandy
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Trafalgar Hormpipe
  • Tugboat
  • Turkey Buzzard
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Twin Reel
  • Two O’clock in the Morning

 W – Songs

  • Walter Street Reel
  • Walking in the Parlor
  • Waltz for Sarah
  • Waynesboro Reel
  • Westphalia Waltz
  • Wheel Hoss
  • Wheel Hoss (twin fiddles)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • White Horse Breakdown
  • Whitesburg
  • Willott’s Hornpipe
  • Willow Creek
  • Wolves a’ Howling
  • Woodchopper’s Reel

 Y – Songs

  • Yellow Barber
  • Yew Piney Mountain