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Homer the Roamer

Posted by JanetB, written by John Hartford


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Size: 1,175kb, uploaded 1/26/2019 2:14:14 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

When you first hear this tune it's through the bandmates of the John Hartford String Band after John had passed. It's a gorgeous piece, like a symphony. I think it will take me years to really learn it.

6 comments on “Homer the Roamer”

stratovarious520 Says:
Sunday, January 27, 2019 @6:28:20 PM

Absolutely beautiful rendition! Mr. Hartford was the quintessential musical genius, and I am always excited when you post another of his tunes. Many thanks Ms. Janet!

JanetB Says:
Sunday, January 27, 2019 @6:34:36 PM

So nice to know his music is appreciated by others like yourself, as I do. I keep uncovering more of Hartford’s gems.

rickhayes Says:
Monday, January 28, 2019 @10:49:32 AM

Boy that's a notey one, very pretty. Nice playing.

JanetB Says:
Monday, January 28, 2019 @3:37:28 PM

Thanks, Rick. I keep attempting to learn it by heart. It's a little concerto I'm thinking and is challenging.

Denton Says:
Monday, February 4, 2019 @8:56:19 AM

John sure had many musical sides to him. Thanks for taking time to learn these.

JanetB Says:
Monday, February 4, 2019 @9:05:16 AM

Nice of you to listen and comment, Denton. I've been working on memorizing this tune for a while. I'm almost there, and the more I play it the more I can sense its structure. I really think he and O'Carolan had some things in common the way they phrase and let passages lead into others passages, kind of unexpectedly, but very pleasantly. It's like how some people speak, not in short sentences!

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