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Hard Times

Posted by JanetB, written by Stephen Foster

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Size: 982kb, uploaded 11/27/2013 12:05:32 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's my second take on this tune, with added slides thanks to Marc Nerenberg's suggestion. I'm playing a George Wunderlich minstrel banjo.

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Harlan's Cave

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Size: 1,220kb, uploaded 5/9/2013 5:40:17 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

In learning some tunes in the Cumberland Gap/Sandy River Belle tuning I wrote a little tune. It has a darkish sound so I named it after a neat place where big boulders form a little cave where the grandkids like to climb around. I checked later and realized I wrote it in the Aeolian mode in the key of G, played on a Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie openback.

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Heel and Toe Polka

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Size: 644kb, uploaded 10/18/2011 6:05:49 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from a Bill Monroe recording. A polka danced this fast must be easier than playing it.

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Helen Grace

Posted by JanetB, written by Eric Merrill

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Size: 1,024kb, uploaded 11/6/2013 5:19:38 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the TOTW 11/1/13, Eric named his tune after his grandmother and called it Hell and Grace. I can understand how grandmothers could gently let their grandchild know the difference.

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Hell Among the Yearlings (TOTW)

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Size: 1,508kb, uploaded 7/12/2016 11:41:06 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 7/8/16, this arrangement is from the fiddling of Arthur Smith. I found out from this TOTW that an explanation of the title is that yearlings referred to young cattle who stormed into a barn while the music was going on. I used to try to rope young steer and they were feisty....

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Henry King's Reel (TOTW)(CB)

Posted by JanetB, written by Trevor Stuart

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Size: 1,376kb, uploaded 12/13/2019 2:18:29 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 12/13/19, Henry King (d. 1856 - 1914) is the many-great grandfather of the talented composer, Trevor Stuart, who passed away but is survived by his brother Travis. They honored their ancestor and educated us a bit about their family history (you can read the liner note in the TOTW thread). The tune has a familiar first part and is then new to me. I chose cello banjo to make the fingering easier in a tuning equivalent to double C.

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Henry MacDermott Roe, 3 settings

Posted by JanetB, written by Turlough O'Carolan

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Size: 2,118kb, uploaded 12/29/2019 3:44:47 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

The immense home of the MacDermott Roe family was Turlough O'Carolan's favorite place. It's where he returned after traveling as a blind Irish harpist and bard to pass his final days in 1738. Henry was the son of these patrons and a friend to O'Carolan, but he failed to live his life completely honorable and almost lost the blessings of his mother. However, all became well again and O'Carolan composed many of his songs in honor of the MacDermott Roe's. You can hear this story in the three settings -- first a happy life with the MacDermott Roes, then the shame of Henry's foibles in whom he married and how he squandered the family wealth, and at last the happy ending of forgiving and enjoying life. Of course, life isn't summarized so simply, but it helps to use one's imagination.

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Hewlett

Posted by JanetB, written by Turlough O'Carolan

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Size: 689kb, uploaded 1/14/2012 3:30:41 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's another lively song from O'Carolan.

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Hickory Leaf

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Size: 1,435kb, uploaded 4/10/2013 5:54:30 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This tune comes from Kentucky fiddler Owen "Snake" Chapman from his Walnut Gap 1999 CD. Paul David Smith played guitar for him. Both of them mentored to BHO member Jim Reed and that's how I heard about them. Hickory Leaf is the second tune if you go to the Slippery Hill website with over 1,400 tunes.

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High Up on Tug

Posted by JanetB, written by Edden Hammons

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Size: 1,136kb, uploaded 5/10/2015 7:37:27 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Played at a relaxing tempo for the old-time Tune of the Week, 5/8/15, this tune is named for the Tug Fork River of West Virginia, known for its rugged beauty. It's the locale for the Hatfield/McCoy feud. The name is reminiscent of a failed effort to reach a battle site during the French Indian War due to rough terrain and poor hunting. The starving and mutinous soldiers were forced to eat "tug," or boiled leather strips. Here's the link for the TOTW to read and hear more: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/303503

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High Yellow (TOTW)

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Size: 816kb, uploaded 10/5/2014 2:49:15 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, this tune comes from West Virginian fiddler Henry Reed via Alan Jabbour. I always like learning the historic tunes collected by Alan. I especially enjoyed his video performance with Ken Perlman where I heard a Southwest flavor and saw a very upbeat Mr. Jabbour. Henry Reed learned the tune from a mulatto fiddler possibly from Texas, which could explain that special rhythm.

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Highlander's Farewell

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Size: 987kb, uploaded 11/11/2013 6:28:52 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This banjo/fiddle duet is an assignment from Adam Hurt for me to play along with his fiddle. His arrangement was challenging, so I've been attempting to master it better as in this recording. I recommend lessons with him. The Skype technology works well and he caters the lessons to my interests and needs. Currently he's helping me learn about Emmett Lundy's fiddled tunes, like Highlanders Farewell, and has shown me his clawhammer arrangements.

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Hills of Mexico (TOTW)

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Size: 3,232kb, uploaded 8/17/2019 11:44:13 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Inspired by RG for this week's TOTW and listening to Roscoe Holcomb, Bruce Molsky, Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, here's a version of the ballad Hills of Mexico.

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Hillside

Written/Posted by JanetB

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Size: 2,616kb, uploaded 10/18/2016 7:47:10 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Sometimes an event and a new tuning combine to inspire a tune, like in Hillside. It's a tribute to my mother's neighbor, Mrs. Fields, who passed away in her late nineties. Growing up with good neighbors is a blessing, isn't it. Hillside is the final resting place for some of my family members and now for dear Mrs. Fields. The new tuning for me is f#DGAD, which I found in an Art Rosenbaum resource book. It's a "D variant" and he calls it "Little Black Train" tuning. This recording is my first effort using three tracks with Garage Band using my Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie and Gold Tone cello banjo.

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Hob Y Diri (TOTW)

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Size: 692kb, uploaded 10/25/2014 11:22:05 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 10/24/14, this Celtic song has old roots and more than one set of lyrics. In both sets it's definitely a sea shanty. Hearing the youtube acappella version lets me imagine the beautiful music performed by sailors as a relief from the hard work and boredom of being at sea.

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Hobb Dye (TOTW)

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Size: 1,857kb, uploaded 6/20/2015 8:22:17 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from a 1974 Kenny Hall recording for the Tune of the Week, 6/19/15. I'm proud to say he was from California and will be looking up more of his bio and music after this interesting TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/305343. He learned it while in Texas. There are two measures in the B part with six beats instead of four. This recording is a slow take on the tune.

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Hog Eyed Man/Sally a-Siftin' Sand medley (TOTW)

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Size: 1,764kb, uploaded 5/30/2020 12:58:46 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This week's tune, 5/29/20, has some confusing nomenclature. The medley here is from Virginia fiddler Luther Strong and WV banjo player Dwight Diller. However, some players call the tune Dwight plays "Hog Eyed Man." He calls it Sally a-Siftin' Sand. Then there's Sally in the Garden, related but different. The tuning here is aDGCD.

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Homer the Roamer

Posted by JanetB, written by John Hartford

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Size: 1,175kb, uploaded 1/26/2019 2:14:14 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

When you first hear this tune it's through the bandmates of the John Hartford String Band after John had passed. It's a gorgeous piece, like a symphony. I think it will take me years to really learn it.

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Horse and Buggy-O

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Size: 1,638kb, uploaded 9/11/2012 11:20:25 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Kentucky fiddler Art Stamper played this, also known as Old Horse and Buggy. Played on my Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie.

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Horse and Buggy-O, gourd banjo

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Size: 1,124kb, uploaded 9/11/2012 12:57:41 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

After recording this on an openback I thought I'd try it on gourd banjo, too. The D chord is in the B part was hard to cleanly get.

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