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Right now I play 2 Chuck Lee Marble Falls, both with Bill Rickard tubaphone tone rings. I love sampling other banjos, but have settled on Chuck's for their consistent performance (legendary neck sensitivity) and sound.

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Frailin - Greensleeves/What Child is This

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Play count: 1585
Size: 1,702kb, uploaded 12/24/2008 11:57:36 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThis beautiful tune has always been a favorite Christmas carol of mine. I sat down with my banjo last night and this just fell out. I thought I'd put it down today... Christmas Eve 2008. I'm playing Tattletale.

8 comments on “Frailin - Greensleeves/What Child is This”

Johnboy109 Says:
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 @6:08:59 PM

That's how I want to play when I grow up.
FiddlerFaddler Says:
Thursday, December 25, 2008 @1:28:19 PM

Craig, that was a most worthy arrangement of a classic.  That *it just fell out* is manifest proof that you are a master of your medium.  (In contrast, I have to pry stuff out with crowbars, incubate it, exercise it, and one fine day, if all goes well, it matures into something I'm not ashamed to share with others.)  Another well deserved five stars for you.
mainejohn Says:
Friday, December 26, 2008 @6:42:17 AM

Brilliiant! (as always). Intricate, yes still tasteful.
mainejohn Says:
Friday, December 26, 2008 @6:43:27 AM

oops! Let me put it this way: "brilliant" with an extra "i" means "extra brilliant!" :)
darryl k. Says:
Friday, December 26, 2008 @2:14:10 PM

very sweet.



49ford Says:
Saturday, December 27, 2008 @9:43:12 AM

I have allway's loved that song , your arrangment as beautiful. I love your picken and the sound of your banjo,crisp ,clear. It's going on my desk top to play everday.


Carlaway Says:
Monday, December 29, 2008 @3:00:22 PM

One of my favorite Christmas songs.  Your arrangement was simpley beautiful.  Thanks for sharing it with us all.
banjohans Says:
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @4:14:26 AM

One of the prettiest songs ever written, played beautifully. Thank you for sharing. You don't by any chance have tablature for it do you?

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