Finally worked out a solo version of this great tune. I got to play it several times over the last weekend.
A kind of clumsy rendition of a fun tune written by Lynn Morris. Again, this was a TOTW, and it grabbed me.
This was a TOTW, and I hadn't heard the tune before. It caught my fancy so here is a quick recording.
My friends call this Western Country. It's not a whole lot different from Waterbound. I geuess the B part is different.
I learned this from Billy Mathews' collection of tunes. The Fiddlers Companion says that Kyle Creed played it. My fiddle version is not quite ready for prime time.
A while ago this was a TOTW, and I've been meaning to play it. Now I have. It's more like Running in My Sleep! But I worked it out from the playing of a group with a CD on emusic who do it at that tempo.
I guess this is a well-known tune, but I don't recall playing it much.
This is really a version of Billy in the Low Ground, but my source called it "Low Land". Billy in the Low Ground is one of those tunes that I enjoy listening to, and playing along with, but I've never been inspired to actually work it out. However, I got inspired by the last of the four links to BHO tunes that Don Borchelt listed in a TOTW; the one from rcmoore which is a recording by Steve Mooremade in t he 1950s or 60s when Steve Moore was in his 80s. He calls it "Billy in the Low Land". I believe that recording is in "E," but I expect it could be that the recording device wasn't running at a standard speed. When Mr Moore is playing it, I can certainly recognize it as "Billy in the Low Ground" but when I play it, I can recognize what I play as coming from Mr Moore, but it no longer sounds so much like "Billy in the Low Ground". Hmm, must be doing something wrong. But, I was having fun with it.
Just heard this on a link shared on Facebook, and it caught my fancy. I have some more learning to do. Really, this is just here to help me remember that this tune exists!
Last Christmas I asked for and received a book of tunes titled Mandolin Uff-Da, Let's Dance, by Bruce Dix. I'm really enjoying it, although this is the only tune that I've attempted so far. As you can hear, I generally don't play it on the banjo.
This is my memory of the song as done by the Deseret String Band. I should probably have titled it just "Home With the Girls in the Morning." There is another verse that I had forgotten: When I was a younger man, Come and hear my story Sang and danced the whole night long Came home with the girls in the morning
Sam and Elzie was posted as a tune of the week, and I thought it sounded familiar. On asking, I was reminded that the Illinois name is Crooked Road, and I had played along with it 6 days previously! I've been messing with it on the fiddle, but I had to clip out a small bit of what I had recorded to end up with something that had the minimum number of mistakes.
A more correct title would be "Untitled Tune on Page 12 of the Hamblen Collection." I got this from a posting by Stefan Curl on the banjo hangout: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/200408 He got it from "the Hamblen Collection, a collection of tunes originally played by David Hamblen (1809-1893) and notated by his grandson A. Porter Hamblen." I just had to work it out--I've never played anything like that before. I don't quite have it right, and I'm still at the stage of trying to play it the same way through each time, if I get familiar enough I see where I can add some variation. I've added a second version in which the B part is a little closer to what I want. I don't know why I find it so slippery. Now I've added a version on fiddle. I think I've finally settled on a close-to-right B part.