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Feb 23, 2024 - 3:51:25 AM
9550 posts since 8/30/2004

It is getting near Kentucky Derby time. My Parents and I never missed one. Now, I never miss the Derby. So, here's a tribute to the Derby....Jack   p.s. Be sure to check out David Brook's Clawhammer arrangement of this tune--it's great...

 

Edited by - Jack Baker on 03/14/2024 14:49:02

Feb 23, 2024 - 5:00:20 AM
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5632 posts since 5/29/2011

Thanks for posting this, Jack. This is the state song of my adopted state. Stephen Foster was the only composer I know of to write two songs that became official state songs.

Feb 23, 2024 - 5:24:03 AM

9550 posts since 8/30/2004

Ha! Hi Mark,

Great song by Foster and he penned a few more which you probably know. I'd love to go to the Derby one day but don't know if I can afford it....Be well....Jack   p.s. I used to ride a lot as a kid in Va...

Edited by - Jack Baker on 02/23/2024 05:25:02

Feb 23, 2024 - 7:42:03 AM

4814 posts since 10/13/2005

Foster was an incredible songster. Every summer a local historic farm has an1800s reenactment and it is my pleasure and privilege to play/sing Foster songs backed up by, can you believe it?), a banjo! So many great songs of the 19th century! banjered

Feb 23, 2024 - 9:24:50 AM

9550 posts since 8/30/2004

Wow Tom,
Sounds great....Jack

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