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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Rock of Ages (Gillian Welch)


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toadtunes - Posted - 07/01/2008:  11:54:46


Hi there! I'm new here and new to banjo; enjoying it alot!

In my skulking about on YouTube, I found Mary Tuttle playing this tune. Beautiful!
Wonder if any of you know of clawhammer tabs for it?

Many Thanks!
toadtunes

banjotom2 - Posted - 07/03/2008:  01:19:02


Could you send an MP3?

Banjotom2

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toadtunes - Posted - 07/03/2008:  06:35:59


Hi BanjoTom2,

I'm too computer illiterate to do that! But, you can find it on YouTube, which is where I came across it. The version I like best is done by a kid named Mary Tuttle. Just put the song name and if you want, Mary's name, in the Search box.

Cheers,
Toadster

banjotom2 - Posted - 07/03/2008:  09:59:52


Isn't 'Rock of Ages' just an ancient-old traditional gospel tune?

If it's the same tune I'm thinking of, Gillian couldn't have written it. She wasn't even a twinkle in her daddy's eye when that song was written...in fact, her daddy may not have even been around yet.

I've seen it in old traditional Lutheran and Baptist hymnals.

UTube is UselessTube at my house...because of painfully slow dial-up...or steam-driven/mule-driven internet, my hair actually gets longer while waiting for anything to happen in between dowanloads/uploads/streaming.

I've got a version of the tune I'm speaking of in th key of C....e-mail me and I'll send it and we'll know if it's the same tune we're both talking about.



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Edited by - banjotom2 on 07/03/2008 10:08:02

toadtunes - Posted - 07/03/2008:  10:14:32


Hi Tom,

ewwwwwww..I'm sorry to hear about you being stuck with dial-up. I used to have that same infuriating problem, since there is no cable/DSL whateverthehell you call it out in the boondocks here. Luckily, I was able to get an aircard, which resolved the problem nicely.

Anyway, yeah, Rock of Ages is an old traditional, but Gillian Welch did write a different song, same name. It is gorgeous, and so authentically old-time sounding. It must be in some modal tuning, judging from the spooky lonesome sound. (ha! I'm learning bit by bit)

I would think you could google it, go read the collected works of Mark Twain, and then see what comes up with MP3's.....

Cheers!
Cindy



banjotom2 - Posted - 07/03/2008:  10:58:46


"Rock of Ages"...the old gospel tune...

tomarri2@aol.com

That is hilarious! It took a minute for the "Go read the collected works of Mark Twain.." to sink in....I was like....what???....and then.... :)

I am a banjo plyer after alll...what do you expect? :O

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Join the BHO "Banjo Players Union"...You''ll be able to take ''union'' breaks at every gig! :)

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Edited by - banjotom2 on 07/03/2008 11:06:13

banjotom2 - Posted - 07/03/2008:  11:07:47


What album is her tune on?

"It ain''t the RIGHT way...but it''s the COWBOY way!" ...Ranger Doug
Join the BHO "Banjo Players Union"...You''ll be able to take ''union'' breaks at every gig! :)

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Tai - Posted - 07/03/2008:  11:20:53


Assuming it was Molly and not Mary, this is her home page and she has a link to the mp3. Hope this helps. :) It truly is a beautiful song (I'm trying to remember where I recently heard this live but nothing is coming to me). Anyway, here's her page:

http://www.jacktuttle.com/Molly/music.html

toadtunes - Posted - 07/03/2008:  15:09:49


ARRG!! I meant Molly..... yeesh...

Thanks Tai, yeah I found her site.... didn't notice the MP3 to that song there; I have it bookmarked from YouToob so I can listen to it.

Tom, Tai posted the MP3 site. I'm sure you'll love it!!

(heh heh glad you liked my joke :P )

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