Posted by BrendanD
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Size: 5,928kb, uploaded 2/23/2019 12:04:58 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
From a late night session at Rich Hartness's house in Greensboro, North Carolina in August of 2002. Rich Hartness, fiddle; Tolly Tollefson, guitar, Brendan Doyle, banjo. Complete with Rich hollering square dance calls, inspired by Asa Martin on the 1932 recording of Charlie Wilson and His Hayloft Boys.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 @8:56:00 AM
You’ve had so much fun for so many years, Brendan! The tune is just right for a square dance. Otherwise it’s so simple a tune. It really is in G, though the double D tuning works well. I almost got tricked into thinking it modulates. If the A part was the B part it would make more sense IMO. Do you remember what tuning you used?
Sunday, February 24, 2019 @3:28:19 AM
Yes, I think of it a G tune with a lòt of D chord in one part, but I can also hear it as having a part in G and a part in D that resolves to G; I guess it just depends on how you define the key of that part. I play it out of gDGBD tuning, but I could probably play it out of aDADE easily too, as I often do with tunes with one part in G and one part in D, like Red Fox, Tucker's Barn, or Upper Lehigh.
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