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tom123 - Posted - 06/12/2008:  06:31:15


For those in Australia who know the tradtional tune has anyone here ever attempted working it for banjo? Thats probably not the right words, tonnes of people have probably played it on the banjo through the ages.
Anyways I was working it out by listening to the wonderful mr Bernard Fanning's recording of it that he did for the movie Ned Kelly and from some music i found.
However it doesnt sound as nice as on the mandolin or violin, has anyone here done a version of it where they have adapted it a bit better for banjo. I was thinking about lightly struming a chord for the crotchet notes to add a bit of interest and pinching the 5 string along with the melody notes to add a bit of a drone but apart from that that's all if got.
Tom

bob gregory - Posted - 06/12/2008:  07:49:55


g'day mate , do you mean Botany bay?
bob

george craciun - Posted - 06/12/2008:  09:09:46


Is that the on that goes something like "While walking down by Brisbane waters, a convict there I chanced to meet, a convict there his fate bewailing as on the sunny river bank he lay......etc, etc."? Used to play that one and Botany Bay, but not for some time. Unfortunately I play only by ear and don't read tabs. Works good in open G with a semi clawhammer style picking. Good luck mate.

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pluckyfingers - Posted - 06/12/2008:  23:22:16


That's it George yuo have a good memory. May I suggest Tom, you get hold of "The Bushwackers Australian Song Book. It contains a good version of the song and many other Australian "bush" songs. Most decent libraries should stock one and it has been reprinted a number of times. I remember picking out a version of the Ryebuck Shearer in standard C tuning years ago as I played along to the recording of the song.



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tom123 - Posted - 06/13/2008:  01:08:06


quote:
Originally posted by george craciun

Is that the on that goes something like "While walking down by Brisbane waters, a convict there I chanced to meet, a convict there his fate bewailing as on the sunny river bank he lay......etc, etc."? Used to play that one and Botany Bay, but not for some time. Unfortunately I play only by ear and don't read tabs. Works good in open G with a semi clawhammer style picking. Good luck mate.

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What do you mean by semi clawhammer style?


Edited by - tom123 on 06/13/2008 01:08:39

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