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Home Sweet Home - Mack Woolbright 1927

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/15/2019
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Notes: This is my interpretation of how Mack Woolbright played the "Home Sweet Home" breaks the the recording of "The Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was A Married Man" made 1927 by Charlie Parker and Mack Woolbright on Colombia 15236-D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpAMkcL2ow . Earl SCruggs' version is based on Mack Woolbright's version. In his book “Earl Scruggs and the 5-string banjo” (1968) Earl tells: “There were several three-finger banjo pickers I admired who lived near our Flint Hill community. There was Mack Woolbright, a blind banjo picker who recorded with Charlie Parker on the Columbia label in the late 20’s. I remember him from a visit he made to my Uncle Sidney Ruppe’s home; rocking in a rocking chair and picking “Home Sweet Home” in the in the key of C. The G7 chord he played in this number was one of the most thrilling sounds I had ever heard. I was about six years old (1930) and I wondered how a blind person could play so beautifully.”

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