Bill Cheatham reel

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Bill Cheatham
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:GF|"A" E2 c2 c4|"A" cBAc BAFE|"D" F2 d2 d4|"D" fgaf ecBA|
"A" E2 c2 c4|"A" cBAc BABc|"D" dcde fgaf|"E" ecBc "A" A2:|
|:z2|"A" ecea "D" fdfa|"E" gefg "A" a2 eg|"A" agae "D" fgaf|"A" ecBA "E" B2 cd|
"A" ecea "D" fdfa|"E" gefg "A" a2 eg|"A" agae "D" fgaf|"E" ecBc "A" A2:|
2
X: 2
T: Bill Cheatham
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:"G" DG B2B2 GA|BAGB AGED|"C" CB c2 c4|efge dBAG|
"G" DG B2B2 GA|BAGB AGEG|Bcdg "C" efge|"D" dcBA "G" G4:|
"G" Bdgd "C"eceg|"D"fdfa "G"gedc|Bcdg "D"efge|"G" dBGB "D" A2 Bc|
"G" dBdg "C" eceg|"D" fdfa "G" gedc|Bcdg "C" efge|"D" dcBA "G" G4:|
3
X: 3
T: Bill Cheatham
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:E c2 B c2 AB|cBAc BAFE|F d2 c d2 de|fgaf ecBA|
E c2 B c2 AB|cBAc BABc|dcde fgaf|1 edcB A3 A:|2 edcB Aagf||
|:ecea fdfa|gegb a2 af|ecea fgaf|ecAc B2 cd|
ecea fdfa|gegb a2 af|ecea fgaf|1 edcB Aagf:|2 edcB A3 A||

Three comments

Bill Cheatham, X:2

Fiddlers are quite happy to play this in "A" as in Mix’s setting.
The setting in "G" that I’m posting is preferred by many Bluegrass 5-stringers.
(When forced, they might capo up a whole step and play in "A")
🙂 RTH

Bill Cheatham, X:3

Here’s a version with some nice rhythms and some slightly different note sequences to the previous versions. It’s an amalgamation of various versions I’ve heard and the basis for how I usually play it.