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In the Pines

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Size: 7,348kb, uploaded 8/3/2008 4:09:58 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From my album Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: "If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed" (Yodel-Ay-Hee 074). From Leadbelly, Art Rosenbaum, Bill Monroe, Dock Walsh and others. Fiddle: ADAD, Banjo: f#DF#AD (played on an S.S. Stewart strung with Nylgut). A lonesome song.

Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed

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Last Chance

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Size: 6,291kb, uploaded 7/20/2008 12:35:48 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From my album, Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: "If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed" (Yodel-Ay-Hee 074). “Title of this tune's ‘The Last Chance’, something all of us will have before we die I guess, a last chance,” is how Hobart Smith introduced this at a 1963 concert in New York City. Fiddle: GDAE, Banjo: gEGDE. Casey had to eek a fiddle tune out of the banjo playing. A kissing cousin to ‘Rambling Hobo’ and Dock Boggs' ‘Davenport’.

Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed

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Liberty

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Size: 3,692kb, uploaded 4/8/2008 1:37:36 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Liberty. Clawhammer banjo. gCGCD tuned down to who knows where. Learned this from John Burke's book, Art Rosenbaum's recording and my father's playing. Played on an S.S. Stewart strung with nylgut. What a pretty tune.

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Lonesome John

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Size: 4,058kb, uploaded 7/12/2009 9:31:22 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From my album, Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: "If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed" (Yodel-Ay-Hee 074).
Fiddle: AEAE, Banjo: aEADE (fretless). The first real tune my father taught me. He called it ‘Clinch Mountain Backstep’, and got it from the Stanley Brothers for all I know, but he clawhammered it. This is more John Salyer's version.

Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed

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Old Joe Clark

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Size: 2,896kb, uploaded 3/7/2010 6:08:49 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Old Joe Clark on my fretless Harmony Reso-Tone. gDGBD, tuned down.

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Pretty Polly

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Size: 3,200kb, uploaded 11/1/2006 5:45:49 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Scary old ballad. Somewhat old timey 3 finger picking. From my album Sings Songs for the Masses.

Hunter Robertson: Sings Songs for the Masses

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Redwing

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Size: 4,040kb, uploaded 11/1/2006 6:03:38 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Gut strung fretless banjo made by my father. Some form of three finger picking. Tear-jerker. From my album Sings Songs for the Masses.

Hunter Robertson: Sings Songs for the Masses

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Sandy River Belle

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Size: 5,485kb, uploaded 7/25/2009 5:00:09 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Casey Abair on fiddle. Casey learned this from George Stoneman’s banjo recording, changed the key and passed it on to me. Fiddle: GDAE, Banjo: aDADE (fretless). From our new album, "If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed".

Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed

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Soldier's Joy

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Size: 2,196kb, uploaded 11/1/2006 5:52:18 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Clawhammer - about equal parts Hobart Smith, The Skillet Lickers and my father's playing. From my album Sings Songs for the Masses.

Hunter Robertson: Sings Songs for the Masses

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Sugar Baby

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Size: 5,496kb, uploaded 8/9/2008 6:51:59 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From my album, Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: "If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed" (Yodel-Ay-Hee 074). AEAE, Banjo: aEADE. Dock Boggs of course. Damn.

Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed

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The Coo Coo

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Size: 3,583kb, uploaded 5/6/2015 3:11:23 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From my album If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed with Casey Joe Abair on fiddle. Fiddle: AEAE, Banjo: aEADE. A combination of the great versions of the tune by John Snipes, Dink Roberts and Rufus Kasey on the album Black Banjo Songsters. Similar to Hobart Smith's.

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The Devil's Dream

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Size: 4,572kb, uploaded 8/3/2008 3:59:34 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From my album, Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: "If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed" (Yodel-Ay-Hee 074). The Devil's Dream as Hobart Smith called it, appropriately enough. It's a doozy. ‘John Brown's Dream’, ‘Little Rabbit’, ‘Herve Brown's Dream’ and ‘Pretty Little Miss’ are other names it goes by. Fiddle: AEAE, Banjo: aEAC#E (we're both tuned low, all the tunings I give here are relative).

Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson: If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed

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Unclouded Day

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Size: 3,489kb, uploaded 3/23/2007 1:24:27 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Nylon-strung S.S. Stewart. Written by Rev. J.K. Alwood. My wife Fereale singing harmony. Recorded for the soundtrack of the documentary The Ostrich Testimonies. A nod is due to Mr. Hobart Smith.

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You Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond

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Size: 4,000kb, uploaded 11/1/2006 6:00:13 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

One man band: Slide banjo, hi-hat, bass drum, kazoo and voice. From my album Sings Songs for the Masses.

Hunter Robertson: Sings Songs for the Masses

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