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Little Rabbit, Where's Your Mammy?

Posted by dbrooks on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last night's contra dance was once again well-attended.  I'm not sure why the numbers of dancers have grown lately, but it sure feels good to the all-volunteer string band providing the music.

A highlight for me last night was the tune "Little Rabbit."  This a five-part tune that I learned from Ken Perlman's book years ago.  We seldom play it since it works only for a square dance, and  the callers don't do square dances that frequently. Well, they danced a square dance last night, and our fiddler called for "Little Rabbit."  When I "knew" this tune, I couldn't actually play it that well or that fast.  As I have said, I have played the tune so infrequently, I couldn't really say I knew it.  Yet when we began playing, phrases from the tab, along with other licks I have added to my playing over the past few years, just came together.  Sitting next to the fiddler, it felt like I matched him nearly note for note for 7-8 minutes.  And we were flying.  Man, that was fun.  I'm not sure I could have played the tune by myself, but I was able to follow or parallel his melody with little effort.

Hey, I guess I am getting better.

1 comment on “Little Rabbit, Where's Your Mammy?”

ScottK Says:
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @12:38:52 PM

Good for you, David!  I learned that tune from Perlman's book, too.  But I don't play if often, because only one fiddler I know plays it.  Sure is a fun tune, though!


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