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Bonaparte's Retreat from Clifftop 2012

Posted by Don Borchelt


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Size: 3,395kb, uploaded 8/10/2012 5:18:33 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Another tune from my first jam Don Couchie, sitting around our campsite one quiet morning at Clifftop, up on Geezer Hill. This is the classic western version of the tune which inspired Pee Wee King's 1950 C&W hit, complete with the third part, often called the "Little Egypt" part, that is sort of frowned upon in some old time circles. Don is playing the fiddle with those deep, gut wrenching drones, I am three finger picking on my semi-fretless Tubaphone, in open D tuning (aDF#AD).

7 comments on “Bonaparte's Retreat from Clifftop 2012”

rickhayes Says:
Friday, August 10, 2012 @8:57:47 AM

Fine job Don and Don. Great listening.

JanetB Says:
Friday, August 10, 2012 @11:32:16 AM

Gorgeous duet!

Pluckin Mutha Says:
Friday, August 10, 2012 @1:23:18 PM

Great stuff Don & Don

banjoy Says:
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @5:03:55 AM

A good tune played clean, pure, and simple. Lots to love there for sure.

Bart Veerman Says:
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @4:33:38 PM

Very tastefully done, a wonderful duet

royce Says:
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @8:17:13 PM

PURE music right there! That tune will stick in my head all week.
Nice artistic performance by both of you.

SCclawman Says:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @6:36:55 PM

Don, thanks for sharing this with the rest of us. That's about as peaceful as it gets. I loved listening to this, and felt like I was there hearing you guys live. love the fiddle drone and everything you play is just about perfect. give us some more of this!

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