‘Johnny Cope’ hoedown (downloadable PDF)


A lively West Virginian hoedown sourced from via Pete Sutherland. Please see further below for more information and audio and video samples.


A West Virginian hoedown sourced from Pete Sutherland. This tune differs entirely from the Scottish tune of the same name. This version is set in the key of A-modal, as recorded on The Piper in the Holler album and published in ‘An Appalachian Collection’ tune book. Chord symbols included. (NB: The grace-notes that appear in this sheet music have since been updated to provide more emphasis on the backbeat, in imitation of old-time fiddling styles.)

Audio sample (from ‘The Piper in the Holler’), with Border pipes: