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COMING SOON: "Old Joe Clarke" ( Iverson tab ) in "G" or G# or "A" (preferrably)

Posted by erikforgod on Saturday, August 13, 2011

I am working on this tab for Mike Iversons arrangement of  "Old Joe Clarke" it has a part where in the second measure..instead of drop thumbing you play "ring, middle, and index" ...I decided "I will keep this simple and just play that measure drop-thumb for now.

I hope to have the videos up this weekend...I want to show off my Joe Hooks Thimble pick that a "hangout" friend sent me!


Thanks again Doug!


By the way..."Old Joe Clarke...even though he was a "mean old man, as mean as he could be" .....he sure was a pretty popular guy... this old fiddle tune is an american standard in Old-Time and Bluegrass circles

3 comments on “COMING SOON: "Old Joe Clarke" ( Iverson tab ) in "G" or G# or "A" (preferrably)”

beetlegeist Says:
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @10:15:12 AM

I look forward to it.

erikforgod Says:
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @6:18:00 PM

Thanks Kester - I just posted it: I was a little nervous this time because we recorded it on my wifes new laptop ( it was a gift from the "office of the president" of the Argentine government ) just in time for the national elections in October...hmmmm
Anyways its a much better image and sound quality so I was nervous and acting a little goofy but having fun.

erikforgod Says:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @6:07:39 AM

Kester - You had a question about "Old Joe Clarke" here is what Wayne Erbsens Book says "Quote" "As much as wed like to track down the original "Joe Clarke," his identity remains a mystery. Some have claimed, without much proof, that he was a veteran of the "War of 1812." Fiddlin John Carson takes the cake for recording it first, on Nov 7, 1923. The first fiver verses are ones that I collected from folksong collector Artus Moser, and the last verse was learned from Edwin P. Gibson from Durham NC. In 1919 Bill Monroe used to sing "Old Joe Clarke" while working in the fields."

This was from Wayne Erbsens book...a folk/bluegrass historian.

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