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Dick's Handspike (CB)

Posted by JanetB


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Size: 820kb, uploaded 5/4/2014 4:05:15 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Samuel Bayard collected this tune from fiddler and fifer Isaac Newton Morris. It's tune #45 in his book Dance to the Fiddle and March to the Fife. I learned it from the excellent recording by Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers in their CD Up in the Batten House. It's one of these tunes where the melody is embedded within some wandering passages. I'm playing in SRB tuning with tab in the BHO archive.

4 comments on “Dick's Handspike (CB)”

radioroom Says:
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @5:41:34 PM

I like the tune, what's SRB tuning.

JanetB Says:
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @6:04:50 PM

Sandy River Belle tuning, also known as Cumberland Gap tuning. It's fDGCD, though I'm tuned lower on the cello banjo. I have tab if you'd like to look.

radioroom Says:
Monday, May 19, 2014 @12:54:40 PM

thanks for that. I haven't used tab for many years, but it would be interesting to have a look.

JanetB Says:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @5:53:33 AM

It's in the tab archive in both Tabledit and PDF form. If I have your email I can send it directly to you.

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