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Bonaparte's Retreat - Melvin Wine's version

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 10/4/2014
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Notes: This unusual version of "Bonaparte's Retreat" comes from Melvin Wine. Unlike other versions, it is in 6/8 time as a jig. Also has an unusual variant of G tuning (gBGBD) capoed at 2nd fret for the key of A (aC#AC#E). Melvin's father wouldn't let him touch his fiddle, but Melvin would play it while his father was away from the house. This is the first tune Melvin played for his father and that convinced him to let young Melvin continue to play his fiddle. Thanks to Carl Baron for clearing up many things about this arrangement. You can Melvin play this tune at Slippery Hill or Bearea archives.

Coleman's March

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 2/7/2010
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Notes: This is tab written by Tom Berghan based on the ABC version of Coleman's March by John Lamancusa on the Fiddler's Companion web site.

Coleman's March - Anthony

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 2/7/2010
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Notes: This is tab of Coleman's March by Tom Berghan based on the ABC notation by Michael Anthony on the Fiddler's Companion web site.

Osage Catnap

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 8/3/2014
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Notes: Tab for Robert Palomo's original tune as requested by several on the Hangout. Here are 2 videos from Robert: http://youtu.be/k8ksya0uahQ and http://youtu.be/oGxcS1iyAJ4

Turnip Greens

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 12/2/2014
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Notes: Melodic clawhammer version of this old song. Tabbed for OzarkBanjoMan who remembered the tune his grandfather played. He also has a great old photo of his grandfather playing into a recording device with a megaphone-type speaker. This tab is loosely based on a YouTube video by the Empty Bottle String Band. I have also uploaded tab for banjo backup with lyrics.

Turnip Greens - lyrics and backup

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 12/2/2014
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Notes: Tab for clawhammer backup with lyrics for this old song. Tabbed for OzarkBanjoMan who remembered the tune his grandfather played. He also has a great old photo of his grandfather playing into a recording device with a megaphone-type speaker. This tab is loosely based on a YouTube video by the Empty Bottle String Band. I have also uploaded tab for a melodic clawhammer version.

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