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" I'm Happy Just To Dance With You."

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Lennon - - McCartney

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Size: 3,649kb, uploaded 2/2/2015 10:29:20 PM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

This early Beatles tune was featured in the film soundtrack to ''A Hard Days Night,'' with George Harrison featured on lead vocals. and it's one of my favorites - - - here it is on banjo. Key C, tuning CGBD. ''Before this dance is through, I think I'll love you too, I'm so happy when you dance with me . . . .''

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"Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" - - Don and Marco.

Posted by Don Lewers, written by "Eddie DeLange & Louis Alter"

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Size: 2,133kb, uploaded 2/8/2015 5:16:35 PM
Genre: Jazz / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

Another banjo collaboration, with yours truly plectrum banjo, and Marco tenor banjo. Hope you all can join us, [as we imagine ourselves] playin' this beaut tune, on the banks of the lazy Mississipi, down in New Orleans. Don.

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"Roll Out The Barrel"

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Size: 3,138kb, uploaded 5/19/2014 7:31:11 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

''Lance Maquire'' is new to banjo hangout, and he's given me one of his tenor banjo recordings to post . . . . "Roll Out The Barrel,'' with a bit of luck we'll hear some more from him. . . . Don.

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"Sophisticated Lady"

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Duke Ellington

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Size: 3,973kb, uploaded 3/16/2015 11:38:52 PM
Genre: Jazz / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

Supporting ''Eddy Davis' '' 4St. forum topic, ''Modern Jazz Videos.'' This 1932 memorable jazz ''Duke'' classic played on plectrum banjo. Key Ab, tuning CGBD. - - thanks for tunin' in. - - Don.

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"The Gypsy" ...... Don Lewers, ... Banjo.

Posted by Don Lewers, written by "Billy Reid"

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Size: 3,789kb, uploaded 6/23/2015 12:48:44 AM
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A lovely tune this one, recorded by many headliners, If you like this tune, you'll just have to go to YouTube and check out ''Louis Armstrong And The All Stars'' 1956 Live version in Chicargo, it's a beaty! .... Don. ''In A Quaint Caravan There's A Lady They Call The Gypsy She Can Look In The Future And Drive Away All Your Fears '' ..... Key C, Tuning CGBD.

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"The Red Garter Down Under." ---- "Caberet."

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Size: 3,470kb, uploaded 1/16/2014 11:25:10 PM
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During The Vietnam War, The ''Red Garter ''at The'' Texas Tavern in Sydney,'' was set up to entertain U.S troops on R&R leave, Down Under . With a foot tappin' banjo band , lots to drink, and wild wild women , it was all a bloke could ask for. Here's a couple of tracks off an LP, I aranged back in 1970 called ''The Red Garter Review''-- They were wild times !!!

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"The Red Garter Down Under." ====="Kansas City."

Written/Posted by Don Lewers

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Size: 4,122kb, uploaded 1/16/2014 11:28:52 PM
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During The Vietnam War, The ''Red Garter ''at The'' Texas Tavern in Sydney,'' was set up to entertain U.S troops on R&R leave, Down Under . With a foot tappin' banjo band , lots to drink, and wild wild women , it was all a bloke could ask for. Here's a couple of tracks off an LP, I aranged back in 1970 called ''The Red Garter Revue''-- They were wild times !!!

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"The Very Thought Of You." ... Don Lewers, Banjo.

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Ray Noble

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Size: 3,260kb, uploaded 10/14/2015 11:38:03 PM
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Supporting Eddy Davis' T.O.T.Month, on the 4 st. forum. This's my first attempt at playin' this one ... so here goes!, and thanks for tunin' in. .... Don. Key Ab, tuning CGBD.

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"We'll Meet Again"

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Size: 2,921kb, uploaded 7/11/2014 12:08:36 AM
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Supporting the 4 String Forum Topic, "We'll Meet Again." - - - ''Compass 56.'' I called on the style of legendary country pianist, Mr "Floyd Cramer" to help me out with this one. Courtesy off Band In A Box. Key G, tuning CGBD., - - - hopin' you enjoy.

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'' A Kiss To Build A Dream On ''

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Size: 2,253kb, uploaded 1/17/2018 11:49:47 PM
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My good mate David Cavage posted his fine version of this classic tune on the 4 St. forum some time back ..... at that time I was as crook as, an unable to play my banjo for quite some time. But, at long last, I'm finally comin' good again, and could'nt wait to post my take of this tune, I've always loved!. Thanks for tunin' in ..... KeyC, tuning CGBD. ...... Don. Supporting Dave Cavages 4st. forum topic ..... ''A Kiss To Build A Dream On.''

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'' From Me To You ''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Lennon - - McCartney

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Size: 3,116kb, uploaded 7/7/2016 11:55:57 PM
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The first number 1 hit for the Beatles in 1963, hopin' this one brings back some fond memories from back then!. Thanks for tunin' in, Don.

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'' You Took Advantage Of Me ''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Rodgers and Hart

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Size: 4,139kb, uploaded 4/3/2017 11:24:10 PM
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Adding my arrangement of ''You Took Advantage Of Me'' to Eddy Davis' 4 st. forum topic, TOTM of April. Eddy picked a great tune for us all to work on!, hope you enjoy the listen. ..... Don. ps .... I'm just a wee bit late!.

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''Blaze Away March''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Abe Holzmann

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Size: 3,213kb, uploaded 5/1/2019 11:05:44 PM
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Whenever I heard this ever popular march, it always put a smile to my face, and made me instantly happy. It took me a lifetime to find out it's name, but finally, about a month ago, I finally found out ..... so now I can ''Blaze Away'' on banjo, to my hearts content!. keys C / F, tuning CGBD,

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''Buddy Boldens Bluees,'' written by "Jelly Roll Morton."

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Size: 3,228kb, uploaded 6/27/2014 12:57:07 AM
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Supporting Eddy Davis' 4 string forum topic on'' Some more Jelly Roll Morton Tunes.''

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''Clair''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Gilbert O'Sullivan

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Size: 4,027kb, uploaded 9/12/2017 9:31:20 PM
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One of the many popular hit songs, written by Irishman Gilgert O'Sullivan from the early 70's. In all his songs, he had a gifted way with words,, and the true story behind this tune's, worth listening to. This was a lovely tune to work on, and hope you enjoy my banjo version. Thaks f'tunin' in .... Don. Key Bb, tuning CGBD.

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''Cold Cold Heart''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Hank Williams

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Size: 2,266kb, uploaded 10/31/2018 7:12:17 PM
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Old mate Eddy Davis, played his sweet tenor banjo version of this classic Hank song on The 4st. Forum recently, and I just had to ..... join the party on plectrum banjo. Key F, Tuning CGBD Supporting $st forum topic .... Who remembers Hank Williams - Davis by Greenmeat

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''Dixie McGuire''

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Tommy Emmanuel

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Size: 3,303kb, uploaded 5/5/2018 3:54:57 AM
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''Dixie McGuire'' first appeared on an album of Tommy's .... ''From Out Of Nowhere'' in 1979, then recorded by both Chet and Tommy in 1997, the album called, ''The Day Finger Pickers Took Over The World.'' I'm a big fan of both these fine gentlemen, and their lay back foot tappin' ''boom chick'' guitar style .... so here we go on banjo!. ..... KeyD, tunin' CGBD.

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''Don't Stay Away 'Till Love Grows Cold'' ...... Don and Laurence.

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Lefty Frizzel

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I've always been a fan of honky - tonker ''Lefty Frizzel'', who wrote this one, and plenty more classic country songs, including .... ''If You've Got The Money Honey I've Got The Time,'' ''That's The Way Love Goes,'' and ''Always Late For Your Kisses.'' Out of the blue, my original partner in this collab. unfortunately, had to pull out .... so I called on BHO mate of mine ''Laurence,'' to join in with me, to complete the job .... thankyou ''Big L.'' Yours truly on plectrum banjo, Laurence on 5st. banjo. Thanks for tunin' in, Don. In 4st. forum topic .... ''Don't Stay Away 'Till Love Grows Cold''

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''Emaline''

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Size: 2,189kb, uploaded 4/10/2018 11:35:50 PM
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A Cab Calloway hit from the 1930's, that our 7 piece jazz band often played on a Sunday arvo' at the ''Story Bridge'' pub ... a very popular watering hole, here on the banks of the Brisbane river. \Key F, tuning CGBD ..... hope you enjoy this one on plectrum banjo.. ..... Don.

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''End Of The World'' ... Skeeter Davis.

Posted by Don Lewers, written by Arthur Kent - Sylvia Dee

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Size: 4,580kb, uploaded 5/20/2016 11:16:33 PM
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Hope ya'll enjoy this ''Skeeter Davis'' country hit from 1962. ''Chet Atkins'' stamped his arranging polish on this one, as he did with so many other legends, back then. ... Thanks for tunin' in. ... Don. ... Key, Eb - tuning CGBD.

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