Bed of Coals reel, composition copyright Susan Hope Hoffman 2010

Link to live performance audio of Bed of Coals, at a contra dance with duo Putnam Smith (banjo) and Hope Hoffman (fiddle)

One chord per measure

A part (without repeats):
am am am em
am am am/em am


B part (without repeats):
am G am em
am em G am

I've been playing this tune recently for contra dances with Putnam Smith (banjo and guitar), and Willie McElroy (fiddle, guitar and banjo).

Link to midi file


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Link to's original tunes sheet music from Hope's CDs

Hope Hoffman's compositions and recordings can be licensed for use in video and web productions. [link to contact Hope for licensing fees]