Key of G – gDGBD
In this, Tunetorial number 52, Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches Doc Robert’s Shortinin’ Bread. NO, Not Your Mamma’s Little Shortnin Bread! This one’s whole different loaf – well, pan. This one is a challenging tune and one that is hard to “simplify” so hang on and check it out.
Dan's source for this one is Doc Robert’s own recording which can be found on volume 3 (1930-34) of his complete works. Charlie Walden recorded a nice version as well on the Traditional Fiddle Music of Missouri though he titles it The Irish Cobbler. Yes, both fiddle resources but important for this tune.
Feel free to post any questions you have on it, remark on sections you would like clarified or things you might like added. Yes even the things you don’t like are fair game. It grows the tune and the community when you know what you like and don’t like as you build your own style. As always it would be great to hear some of your versions so far so post them here for all to hear!