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parting with my Betsy

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Size: 2,211kb, uploaded 10/15/2010 6:11:09 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Also knowen as "the girl I left behind me". In the war of 1812 our troops heard this tune from a British prisoner and made it their oun.Versions of the tune were published in Irland in the 1700s. Some hold the it was knowen here as early as 1650, nothing proves this.Our family collected it from a oldtime fiddler in Orleans IA.around 1935.



2 comments on “parting with my Betsy”

ELWOOD Says:
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @9:26:10 AM

Its got a Buck dance feel to it thats very catchy. Glad I happened on" Parting with Betsy"

terrysongs Says:
Sunday, October 17, 2010 @4:59:35 PM

did'nt hear the buck dance 'till you pointed it out.now when I play it it will bounce a little more (smile)

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