Posted by Gary Blanchard
- Play count: 126
Size: 4,227kb, uploaded 6/21/2009 3:01:29 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Other
This song was written in 1864. It shows that people were growing tired of the continuing war and were ready for an end. This is played on my new long-neck banjo, capoed on the 1st fret to sing in F. No fancy playing, but I am not a fancy player.
Greg Connor Says:
Monday, June 22, 2009 @1:38:56 PM
Good tune. It reminds me of Pete Seeger.
Gary Blanchard Says:
Monday, June 22, 2009 @1:53:11 PM
Thanks, Greg. As a matter of fact, I found the song in the Rise Up SInging book published by SingOut magazine. WHen I was searching for audio recordings I settled on Pete Seeger's version as it was the only one that didn't sound like a dirge. The words are somber enough without drawing it out. I think I play it even a little faster than Pete.
Pretty much most of the material I am working on right now comes from the Pete Seeger discography. His choice of music has always been varied and interesting.
Friday, July 24, 2009 @5:15:36 PM
You sing very well. I liked this song alot.
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