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I'll Fly Away

Posted by corcoran, written by Alfed E. Brumley


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Size: 1,053kb, uploaded 7/23/2009 2:49:02 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

During the discussion in summer 2009 about whether it really was Earl playing on the radio recording of "I'll Fly Away," one BHO member suggested that the rest of us post our versions of the song. So here is a recent version of mine that incorporates a little bit of a salute to the mystery player we have all agonized about (it is indeed Earl Scruggs). Also, near the end, it includes a tip of the hat to Bill Keith, who in the early 1960s came closer than most to capturing elements of not only Earl's style but also his tone, as pointed out first by Steve Arkin. Played on a 2007 Huber VRBG. I have posted the tab for my arrangement of I'll Fly Away on the Tablature Archive in BHO.

4 comments on “I'll Fly Away”

Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @3:46:16 AM

I really like the way you do this. Subtle but true.

corcoran Says:
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @7:25:11 AM

Thanks, Don. Coming from you, this means a lot.

dgill Says:
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @6:30:36 AM

Great job. This is one of my favorite tunes and you gave a top shelf performance of it.

corcoran Says:
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @9:22:12 AM

Thank you. I appreciate the kind words.

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