Core Tunes

For people who would like to practice a few tunes that they know will be played at the jam, we are assembling a core repertoire. Each month, we’ll choose some tunes from this list to be played at the next jam, and announce them on the home page, on the mailing list, and on Facebook.

Sheet music for all the tunes below can be found in the Tune Book PDF.  The current version of the book and list is dated May 25, 2017. If you have an older copy, you may want to re-download it.

Key of A:

  • Boatman
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down
  • Cripple Creek
  • Little Billie Wilson
  • McClanahan’s March

Key of A Dorian:

  • Cluck Old Hen
  • Cold Frosty Morning

Key of A Mixolydian:

  • Old Joe Clark
  • Red-Haired Boy
  • Sandy Boys

Key of D:

  • Angeline The Baker
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
  • Johnny Don’t Get Drunk
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Mississippi Sawyer
  • Needle Case
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Spotted Pony
  • St. Anne’s Reel
  • Swannanoa Waltz

Key of G:

  • Golden Slippers
  • Jeff City
  • Nail That Catfish to a Tree
  • Possum up a Gum Stump
  • Red Wing
  • Seneca Square Dance
  • Shove That Pig’s Foot…
  • Tombigbee Waltz
  • Turkey in the Straw


Revision history:

  • 2017/02/17 – Replaced Abe’s Retreat with Cold Frosty Morning.