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Lonely Bull - Bill Breen

Posted by Just Bill, written by Sol Lake


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- Play count: 1821

Size: 1,951kb, uploaded 5/8/2008 11:14:15 PM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Herb Alpert's great tune from his Tijuana Brass days. I love his music! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar. (No, I didn't modulate to Bb at the end...) ;^)

10 comments on “Lonely Bull - Bill Breen”

Cornflake Says:
Friday, May 9, 2008 @7:54:39 AM

Wow! This is wonderful. Do you happen to have tab?!--Cornflake

Cornflake Says:
Friday, May 9, 2008 @8:23:58 AM

Bill--I think I figured it out. Thanks--Cornflake

Cornflake Says:
Friday, May 9, 2008 @9:15:19 AM

Bill--I think I figured it out. Thanks--Cornflake--except for your basic roll in the tune.

Just Bill Says:
Friday, May 9, 2008 @9:37:57 AM

Howdy, Michael

Thanks for the nice comments.  I play be ear, so I don't have any tab for this.  I just worked it up in the key of A.  The only recording I have of the Tijuana Brass playing it, was in G# !!!  Shades of Flatt & Scruggs' early recordings!  Anyway, I opted for A rather than G just because I thought it sounded better in A.

I'm sorry I can't even tell you about the roll in the tune...I just picked what seemed to fit.  :^)  I know there's some forward/backward in there and maybe some square rolls once in awhile.  I'm really trying to play the melody out of a chord, if that's of any help.

Thanks again, for the nice comments on "Lonely Bull."


Ralph Stanley legend Says:
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @1:07:43 PM

Really like this tune, well done !!

Just Bill Says:
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @5:29:57 PM

Hey, thanks, Dave!  I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.  It's a fun tune to do!


grandpa_dave Says:
Friday, July 25, 2008 @8:47:00 PM

Very unusual and nice. My favorite part is the ending where you repeat the phase several times.

Just Bill Says:
Saturday, July 26, 2008 @10:00:55 AM

Thanks for the nice words, Dave.  I tried to do the ending just as the Tijuana Brass recorded the tune:  repeating the last phrase as the volume fades out.

Take care,


Big Doug Nez Says:
Monday, August 18, 2008 @7:50:06 AM

I like your style.  I'm  to the point,  when I see one of your songs on  jukebox,  I click  on it right away . 

Just Bill Says:
Monday, August 18, 2008 @12:34:15 PM

Wow, thank you, Doug!  What a very nice thing to say!


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