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Over the Waterfall

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Size: 1,226kb, uploaded 1/4/2014 3:15:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 1/3/14, based on Franklin George's addition of a third part which may have been learned from Oscar Wright. The original seems to have been learned by Henry Reed listening to a steam-powered calliope! This is the first tune I ever worked out when first learning clawhammer in the 70's, so it's good to re-visit and learn more about it now. I start it off here in waltz time, then speed it up to 4/4 time to get ready to go over the waterfall.

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Oyster Girl

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Size: 1,436kb, uploaded 2/13/2016 10:21:57 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 2/12/16, this was recorded on Thanksgiving Day, 1951, by Nebraska fiddler Bob Walters. I learned it listening to Dwight Lamb, who was befriended and mentored by Mr. Walters after hearing him on the radio in the 1940's and driving from Iowa to seek him out. This is tune #80 in R.P. Christeson's Old-Time Fiddle Repertory, Vol. 1 collection.

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Oyster River Hornpipe (CB)--TOTW

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Size: 945kb, uploaded 3/17/2014 6:10:18 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For Tune of the Week, 3/14/14, from the fiddling of Lotus Dickey, played on a Gold Tone cello banjo tuned dADF#A. The tune was apparently first played on a fife and later by fiddlers. The history of an Oyster River Massacre in present-day Durham, New Hampshire goes back to the 1690's.

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Paddy on the Turnpike

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Size: 1,339kb, uploaded 6/12/2014 5:54:47 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from Yigal Zan's video with David Margolin's fiddling, Yigal attributes this version to Fiddlin' Arthur Smith. I've wanted to learn this ever since hearing Bill Monroe's instrumental. The title makes me think of Irish immigrants working on the railroad, but I don't know if that's the case.

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Patriotic Medley

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Size: 820kb, uploaded 7/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

"Well, God Bless America!"--JS That's what Joe Sweiggert said when Rough and Ready, California re-joined the Union to celebrate the 4th of July in 1853.

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Pearl Blake's Tune (TOTW)

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Size: 914kb, uploaded 10/11/2014 8:07:09 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from the fiddling of West Virginian Melvin Wine, thanks to Dave Douglass who uploaded this hard-to-find resource. Check out the Tune of the Week for 10/10/14. Pearl Blake was one of 14 siblings who died young in the mines, but played tfiddle and this was his favorite tune. http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/292592

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Peek-a-Boo Waltz (TOTW)

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Size: 1,087kb, uploaded 3/30/2019 9:38:34 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

An old and sweet waltz is the TOTW, 3-29-19. My arrangement is from Missouri fiddler Art Galbraith.

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Peter Francisco (CB)

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Size: 944kb, uploaded 11/1/2014 12:31:38 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 10/31/14. The history behind this name is fascinating. Check out the TOTW: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/293687 George Washington called Peter Francisco his "one-man army." I discovered I have the 1976 US stamp created in his honor, carrying a half-ton cannon on his shoulder! The tune appeared in Knauf's "Virginia Reels" book in 1839. I'm playing on a Gold Tone cello banjo, so it's in the key of D, played in what's equivalent to open G tuning.

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Piedmont (TOTW)

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Size: 2,202kb, uploaded 3/7/2015 1:07:16 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 3-6-15, this one comes from Missouri and originally probably from Scotland. It has the feeling of a light country dance. I listened to my favorite fiddle player, James Bryan, who got it from a recording of the original source -- Art Galbraith. See the TOTW for more info and my tab. http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/300431

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Pike County Breakdown (CH)

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Size: 776kb, uploaded 8/7/2012 10:39:46 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The clawhammer version suddenly appeared. This is for Banjoy's post-a-thon.

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Piney Woods

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Size: 1,628kb, uploaded 7/24/2015 11:53:45 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From the playing of Dwight Diller with Jimmy Tripplett. Dwight describes this tune in the notes on page 48 of his extensive notes for Yew Pine Mountain, a CD not available. He learned it from Burl and Sherman Hammons. Here's the link to the notes including his tab in the tuning of gBDGD: http://dwightdiller.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/C.-DLLR-TabBook-2006_07_31-page-numbers-correct.pdf I do an up-the-neck B part. My tab in common open G tuning is on a current Sound Off post.

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Piney Woods Gal

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Size: 1,013kb, uploaded 1/22/2014 7:10:18 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

As played by Grayson County, Virginia fiddler Emmett Lundy, who was recorded by the Lomax's in the 1940's, and arranged for clawhammer banjo by Adam Hurt. Marking my first anniversary of taking lessons from Adam, this is played on my Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie banjo with Adam's fiddling. He sent me the fiddle recording as part of a Skype lesson where he taught me this version of Piney Woods Gal. After a year I feel I've only just begun to learn from the depth of Adam's resources and through his talent.

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Pittsburgh Hornpipe

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Size: 1,185kb, uploaded 4/3/2015 8:53:38 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This tune is included in a collection by M. Higgins in the library of William Sydney Mount, the famous painter of The Banjo Player. I learned it listening to Gilbert Ross fiddling it on one of three remaining Cradle of Harmony violins patented by Mount, now in the Smithsonian. I'm 3-finger picking this.

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Planxty Fanny Powers

Posted by JanetB, written by Turlough O'Carolan

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Size: 1,343kb, uploaded 6/18/2011 2:11:11 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

O'Carolan wrote this in honor of one of a hostess where he stayed awhile. He was a blind Irish harpist, born in 1670.

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Polecat's Den

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Size: 923kb, uploaded 9/29/2017 5:36:02 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This tune was once a TOTW back in 2012, but I'm just getting around to it. I once had a polecat (i.e. a ferret) visit the classroom one day and I'll try to dig out photos. I recall the owner said he didn't have a permit for it, so mum's the word... When Clyde Davenport sings "ain't goin' there no more" I'm not sure what he's referring to as a polecat's den. Don't enlighten me unless it's gentle! The tune is catchy, beginning on a IV chord, in this case a G chordal sound when the tune is in C. Mr. Davenport (who I think is in his 90's now) played it greatly on banjo, though he's known more for his fiddling. If you play it still in jams, like RG did when it was TOTW, let me know, please.

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Polly Put the Kettle On (TOTW)

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Size: 1,948kb, uploaded 1/18/2015 3:41:14 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The old-time Tune of the Week for 1/16/15 allowed me to look at many sources. I ended up learning from Kentucky fiddler Emmett Lundy, Virginia banjo player Wade Ward, and traditional children's nursery songs. Check out more information on the tune: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/297815

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Possum in the Well

Posted by JanetB, written by Randy Marmouze

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Size: 805kb, uploaded 3/11/2014 8:30:44 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 3/7/14. I like all the possum tunes! Played with new nylgut strings on my oldest little banjo.

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Possum on the Rail (TOTW)

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Size: 1,508kb, uploaded 6/3/2016 4:11:59 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From the 1930's recording of the Mississippi Possum Hunters for the old-time Tune of the Week. I'm partial to possum tunes, and anything Bigfoot plays....

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Possum Up a Simmon Tree

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Size: 775kb, uploaded 10/28/2013 5:35:02 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from a recording by Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas. I like to learn any of Buddy's tunes--he had a smooth, intricate style. And also to learn any of the possum tunes as my memory of one is quite fond.

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Possum's Tail is Bare

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Size: 1,207kb, uploaded 8/3/2012 10:24:43 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, August 3, 2012.

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