Johnny Inching Along is a fairly simple and straightforward AABB fiddle tune in G major, based on two four-bar strains. It was recorded by Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts at a March 15, 1929, session in Richmond, Indiana, and released as Gennett #7049.

Roberts uses a variation of the ‘A’ strain repeatedly in his performance. This is notated as ‘Alternate A’ in the attached transcription.

Roberts’ recording is the only recording of Johnny Inching Along listed in Tony Russell’s comprehensive pre-war country music discography, Country Music Records: A Discography 1921-1942.

Johnny Inching Along

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