Key of G – gDGBD
In this, Tunetorial number 18, Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches the tune commonly known as Wild Horses at Stony Point. Other names for this one include Stony Point and Pigtown Fling. There are at least a few more names for this one so fill us in if you know any.
The tune is not often played at jam sessions but does appear at festivals now and then and it is a great dance tune (however with 3 parts, you do have to check with the modern callers before playing it for them). AND it is not an easy one. Yes, you can play simple versions of it, but if you want to get the notes of the tune, you need to work at it just a bit. Granted, you may not need all of the notes at a jam session or playing a dance, but it sure is nice to have the option to pick and choose the ones you DO want to play. It is one of Dan's favorites!
In this tunetorial, Dan plays the tune at a moderate speed adding to it as he goes. We break down sections on the fly.
'Rare Whyte Laydie banjos ' 32 min