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The Spring's All Muddy and the Pond's All Dry

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Size: 2,420kb, uploaded 11/6/2008 11:07:10 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The banjo is tuned aEAC#E, is derived from Burl Hammons' fiddling and has three Galax licks in the 1st part. The approach, to the two consecutive thumbs on the 5th string, happens in three different ways. The first is a roll across the strings, the second is a hammer on the 1st string to the 4th fret and the last is comes after a single strike on the 1st string.



5 comments on “The Spring's All Muddy and the Pond's All Dry”

banjo_brad Says:
Thursday, November 6, 2008 @2:25:34 PM

Thanks, Carl! I've been looking for tab for this tune, but with your recording, I think I'll try to work it out by ear.

Sounds really nice, and should go well with a friend's fiddle work.

Don Borchelt Says:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @6:27:21 PM

Very cool, I've never heard that done before.  Nice picking.

Boyd1 Says:
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @9:32:01 AM

Sounds pretty and a very cool song to figure out.

dannnjo Says:
Friday, November 19, 2010 @12:22:35 PM

fantastic picking and rhythym, driving confidence, and total ownership of this tune.
Makes a feller wanta Dance

frailaway Says:
Sunday, March 9, 2014 @6:16:22 PM

Absolutely beautiful! This got played by a fiddler at our last jam and I loved it. Led me to Rhys Jones and Burl Hammons versions and a nice version on youtube (youtube.com/watch?v=r2-Nkx2qaVs). The b (or low) part was pretty easy to figure out on banjo but I knew the A part was going to be a challenge and having a clean and interesting banjo version is great! Thanks!

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