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Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On

Posted by JanetB, written by Noah Bingham

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Size: 507kb, uploaded 6/30/2012 2:42:55 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Estill Bingham (1899 - 1990) learned this from his father, Noah, in southeastern Kentucky. I had learned another one of his songs for last week's Tune of the Week and it was recommended I also listen to this nice crooked tune.



4 comments on “Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On”

Torben Pedersen Says:
Sunday, July 1, 2012 @11:45:13 AM

Hi Janet. I love the title and the melodi. Do you have words for the song ?

JanetB Says:
Sunday, July 1, 2012 @1:18:22 PM

Hi Torben. I've just learned this old fiddle tune, so I didn't even know there were words. From the Fiddlers Companion site, here are some lyrics:

Old Aunt Katie, good enough for anybody,

Old Aunt Katie, good enough at all;

Old Aunt Katie, good enough for anybody,

Take 'er in her old clothes, or don't take her at all.

And:

Cluck old hen, cluck right along;

Cluck old hen, till your chickens rolls on;

Cluck old hen, and I don't give a damn‑‑

I can git a woman if you can git a man. (Bayard)

Torben Pedersen Says:
Sunday, July 1, 2012 @1:33:05 PM

Thanks...Even the words in old songs sometimes are a little "cracy", I like theme.

VancePants Says:
Monday, July 2, 2012 @12:48:46 PM

Pretty tune Janet...

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