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Sep 15, 2021 - 10:33:52 AM
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1817 posts since 7/4/2009

My attempt at Lee Sexton's unusual variant of this old chestnut. Two finger thumb lead. Banjo is tuned fDGCD. Every once in a while there's a light index finger downstroke following a note played by the index finger on the first string, which is not a characteristic of Lee's playing. All feedback is appreciated.


Edited by - UncleClawhammer on 09/15/2021 10:35:31

Sep 15, 2021 - 11:20:28 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

25222 posts since 6/25/2005

That’s a really pretty version, and very well played. That’s now your version, based on Sexton’s. Well done, and thanks for posting.

Sep 15, 2021 - 12:16:28 PM

grackle

USA

60 posts since 7/29/2007

Sounds good! I love playing this version. It kind of plays itself in a mesmerizing way.

Sep 15, 2021 - 4:27:22 PM

509 posts since 2/8/2003

Lovely. My wife rode with me last weekend to see our son play fiddle in his band, and Nora Brown was playing on my iphone while we drove up to the brewery. My wife commented how pretty her rendition was (she doesn’t comment much on my playing). So I gotta learn it.

Edited by - JollyRogers on 09/15/2021 16:29:16

Sep 15, 2021 - 6:38:12 PM
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7247 posts since 11/4/2005

God, I love this tune, and you have got it just right. I worked it out a couple of years ago to play with some of my fiddle playing friends who had learned it from a recording of Bruce Greene and Don Pedi, and I used that. It's the same melody, almost as haunting, but maybe just a little bit different. I'm real happy with what I got, but now I kind of wish I has had listened to you and Lee first.

Sep 25, 2021 - 6:19:07 AM
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pickn5

USA

1620 posts since 8/8/2012

I liked it. Nicely picked. One of my favorite tunes.

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