Posted by Nelson
- Play count: 1298
Size: 1,064kb, uploaded 4/26/2008 10:04:27 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)
A new recording with my new banjo. I think it is better.
Thursday, May 29, 2008 @2:10:59 PM
Nice melodic flow and good sound. Thanks for posting.
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @1:49:44 PM
great sound i really like the melody and flow
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @5:13:24 PM
Thanks guys, I have always liked this tune.
Thursday, January 29, 2009 @4:04:38 AM
Jane C Says:
Friday, July 10, 2009 @1:32:46 PM
I think it's better too, doesn't this go under another name? I'm sure I have tab for it with a different name maybe Back up and Push?
Friday, July 10, 2009 @10:13:46 PM
I think there is another tune that is very similar that is used in New Orleans funerals... I don't know the name of it (if it is different, it may be the same song??). It starts off very slow like a dirge then breaks out into a dixieland jazz number... it is really cool.
Sunday, July 26, 2009 @11:44:15 PM
I love this song, especially your interpretation. Do you happen to have the tab for it? I'd love to learn this but am not quite good enough to play it by ear.
Dick Parker Says:
Monday, January 4, 2010 @8:16:29 PM
Re July 10 (my wedding anniversary) comment reply: Yep. It's "Closer Walk." The old tradition is to play it as a dirge on the way to the graveyard, then pick up the beat on the way back. Life goes on. Sometimes the band changes the tune to "Didn't He Ramble" or something else, but I've played "Closer Walk" in the two tempos many times, not necessarily at funerals, up here in Minnesota. I was involved in one cemetery gig immortalized in the Musicians Union local's newsletter. We escorted the mourners to the gravesite after the chapel service for a New Orleans jazz fan with appropriate tunes, including a reverent "Closer Walk With Thee," and stood by while he got military honors with Taps and a rifle salute. After the graveside rites we led the mourners away, back toward the chapel on winding cemetery roads -- and got lost. The trumpet player's lip was giving out by the time we flagged down a landscaping crew's pickup and asked directions. It wasa memorable New Orleans-style funeral in Minnesota.
Monday, January 4, 2010 @11:44:50 PM
Great story. I didn't pick up on the significance of the tempo change... Hmm, it is on the way back from the cemetery and life goes on. Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Just goes to show you that an old dog can learn something new... Thanks.
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