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Bad Lee Brown

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Size: 2,479kb, uploaded 7/10/2016 11:10:32 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A not so subtle variation of Little Sadie



2 comments on “Bad Lee Brown”

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @8:34:42 AM

Nice claw accompaniment. I thought this was called Little Sadie....

Tom Meisenheimer Says:
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @5:25:43 PM

It is but it's "other" title is Bad Lee Brown. The Sheriff asks him "hey young fella is your name Brown, remember the night you blowed you Sadie down?" And he answers; "Yes sir, yes my name is Lee you got me for murder in the first degree." So the name Lee Brown is actually in the song. I haven't searched to see what crime this was that inspired the song but It might prove interesting to do so. That particular way I play that seems worthy of a bawdy house or saloon of ill repute.

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