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Waiting for a Train

Posted by JanetB, written by Jimmie Rodgers

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Size: 1,000kb, uploaded 4/20/2012 6:15:10 AM
Genre: Country / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Known as the Singing Brakeman, Jimmie Rodgers (1897 - 1933) songs are fun to sing, but lyrically a bit sad. His yodel is famous!

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Waiting for a Train with vocals

Posted by JanetB, written by Jimmie Rodgers

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Size: 1,590kb, uploaded 4/21/2012 1:39:52 PM
Genre: Country / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

With apologies to Jimmie Rodgers, here are the vocals some of you wanted to hear.

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Waiting for the Boatsman

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Size: 835kb, uploaded 1/3/2015 1:07:02 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned for the old-time Tune of the Week, the story behind this tune is that it's one Melvin Wine learned by hearing his mother sing this hymn. Now the lyrics are most gone, but the melody is still shared. Check out the current Tune of the Week: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/297062

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Walk Chalk Chicken (TOTW)

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Size: 1,424kb, uploaded 3/6/2016 2:19:37 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

West Virginia fiddler Melvin Wine learned this from his father. The title may relate to a cake walk song of the pre-minstrel era. Walk Chalk Chicken with a Bowtie On is another title Melvin gave the tune, which is the old-time Tune of the Week for 3/4/16. I found the timing a bit odd, though it has a cheery feel.

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Walking in the Parlor

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Size: 1,028kb, uploaded 9/10/2012 8:29:51 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A Tune of the Week version from listening to several great players--Joe and Creed Birchfield, Franklin George, and Lester McCumber.

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Walking in the Parlor--gourd banjo

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Size: 861kb, uploaded 9/10/2012 12:11:57 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

After recording with a fretted banjo I tried my small scale fretless gourd, too. I find getting all the notes challenging and think of the fiddle's challenge with a very short scale compared to a banjo.

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Walnut Gap

Posted by JanetB, written by Owen 'Snake' Chapman

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Size: 1,496kb, uploaded 4/20/2013 10:20:03 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This original song by Owen 'Snake' Chapman is named after a mountain feature close to his home in Letcher County, Kentucky. He wrote many tunes and reminds me of Banjo Hangout's Jim Reed from Pike County, Kentucky who also wrote many tunes and played with Owen.

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Wandering Boy (CB)

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Size: 1,269kb, uploaded 10/31/2015 3:23:39 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week 10/30/15. Many pickers have been inspired by Adam Hurt's lovely version. I thought I'd go back a little farther historically speaking and listened to DeCosta Waltz's Southern Broadcasters recordings of the 1920's, which is very similar to Adam's. I believe that the other historic recordings of The Wandering Boy (i.e. The Carter Family and the Stanley Brothers) are related. The lyrics are sad and meaningful, sung from a mother's view.

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Warfield

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Size: 1,112kb, uploaded 8/10/2013 2:02:01 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, August 10, 2013. This is based on Kentucky fiddler Perry Riley's recording. It has six measures in a part, which is rare. The upbeat feeling goes along with the story of going from one state (West Virginia) to the town of Warfield in another state (Kentucky) just because it was legal to drink there at the time.

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Washington's March

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Size: 1,412kb, uploaded 8/17/2013 5:16:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 8/16/13, from the fiddling of Edden Hammonds.

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Waterbound

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Size: 1,845kb, uploaded 1/9/2016 5:59:09 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Two versions here for this old-time Tune of the Week, 1/8/16. The first comes from Dirk Powell. The next is a mix of every one I've ever heard.

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Waters Street Waltz

Posted by JanetB, written by David Grier & Mike Compton

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Size: 1,448kb, uploaded 11/1/2011 5:49:07 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Two of my favorite musicians wrote this.

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Waves on the Ocean

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Size: 1,306kb, uploaded 4/21/2015 7:58:19 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

As played by Emmett Lundy, I like the image of waves given by the song. It begins with something low and jumps to something syncopated up high -- like a big wave getting ready to break.

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Wayfaring Stranger

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Size: 1,144kb, uploaded 4/17/2022 4:55:37 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Played and recorded to add to a thread for sharing hymns, appropriate on Easter Sunday, '22;. I used 3-finger picking without picks.

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Waynesboro

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Size: 4,456kb, uploaded 1/10/2015 11:17:26 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This arrangement is in old G tuning, played down a step (fCFCD) from the playing of Edden Hammonds and Alan Jabbour. I'm working on tunes I can transpose to this tuning as a *homework assignment* from Adam Hurt.

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Waynesboro

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Size: 3,771kb, uploaded 6/13/2011 10:24:14 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

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Waynesboro cello banjo/mando duet

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Size: 1,034kb, uploaded 3/21/2012 6:02:07 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

First day home for my new Gold Tone CB5 and a first-time duet to see how the combination of cello banjo and mandolin sounds.

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Ways of the World

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Size: 1,143kb, uploaded 12/18/2013 6:09:27 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from William Stepp's Library of Congress recording by the Lomax's. Inspired by BHO member Carl Baron's version.

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Ways of the World (Luther Strong)

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Size: 1,496kb, uploaded 2/28/2015 3:34:33 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the TOTW, 2/27/15. Having read Stephen Wade's book The Beautiful Music Around Us, I got to read a chapter about Luther Strong. He was crass when drunk, but oh, what a fiddler! His family adored him when he was sober, but left him when he drank. Then they returned, time after time. When I play the tune I think of the part of him that was kind when life is good and everyone's happy.

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We're Gonna Hunt the Buffalo

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Size: 969kb, uploaded 7/6/2014 11:50:03 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 7/4/14 from the fiddling of Jimmy Driftwood (1907 - 1998) of Timbo, AR. He said that two of his uncles, half-brothers to his father, were half-Cherokee and lived with them for years. I'm playing in a very unusual tuning of eBGBD

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