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Mar 1, 2024 - 6:12:43 PM
792 posts since 8/26/2009

I've looked for two days where to buy or download 3 finger tab for "Maple Sugar" fiddle tune. In the original Canadian version in A. Fiddle player has asked me to learn it in A.
Found several archived discussions but contacts in discussions are no longer good. And tabs are gone in BHO and cancelled BNL.
Found version by Don Borcheit BHO member on his personal webite but it is in C form with reg. g tuning.
I can take a fake break after playing tune on youtube, but not happy with my fake versions.
Phil

Mar 1, 2024 - 8:16:12 PM

94 posts since 1/7/2010

I have some tab by someone here on BHO and they have taken it down . Its for Noam Pikelny playing sugar maple . look it up on you tube or click on this link . If its what you want email me . youtube.com/watch?v=YUNpvx_N3os

Mar 2, 2024 - 3:23:27 AM

71 posts since 12/23/2019

Google mandolin tabs maple sugar. Several hits for mando tabs and a sheet music version from Maine Fiddle Camp.

Mar 2, 2024 - 5:46:35 AM

792 posts since 8/26/2009

The song is "Maple Sugar" not Sugar Maple. Played in A.
Not trying to be obnoxius.
Go to youtube and search for "Maple Sugar Allen Wade". Almost a national anthem in Canada.
Before Covid for many years I went to 4 or 5 Jams a month and played 3 or more nursing homes /VFW/etc. a month so know a few songs. Don't suggest learning by ear. I can fake most songs after a round in a jam, but my wife (sitting in the audience) says many people comment that when I start a song they recognize what is is right away. Just an old intermediate amateur.
I am one of those people that learn best visually and then play along on a cd to improve it in timing, etc.
Phil

Mar 2, 2024 - 7:07:27 AM
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RB3

USA

1984 posts since 4/12/2004

I believe that the fiddler who is associated with the song is Ward Allen, not Allen Wade

Mar 2, 2024 - 10:12:09 AM

792 posts since 8/26/2009

Thanks, it is Ward Allen. My old mind mixes things up.

Since it was so popular in Canada, maybe one of our Canadian friends has it tabbed out or can tell me where to purchase it.

Mar 2, 2024 - 10:25:52 AM

chuckv97

Canada

71804 posts since 10/5/2013

Hang on , I’m writing it out now. You did say in the key of A, right? He modulates to E for a go- round,, I’ll include that if your fiddler does it that way. I'm arranging it in G so just capo at the 2nd fret.  Give me a couple hours...

Edited by - chuckv97 on 03/02/2024 10:28:28

Mar 2, 2024 - 12:45:07 PM
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792 posts since 8/26/2009

Great Chas Van Winkle.
Yes, in A and she modulates it to E on the go-around.
Feel bad that I can't do this myself. Takes a special talent.
Ward Allen evidently was very talented and died very young if I am getting good information reading up about this song.

My friend the fiddler writes an occasional song and is a great singer. She yells at me to take a break and she's tired of having to do everything. I hope in fun. Not sure how she came up with this song in particular other than she liked it.

Mar 2, 2024 - 12:47:54 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

71804 posts since 10/5/2013

Here it is, Scruggsian style. I based it on Allen’s original recording that’s on YouTube.
I’ve been meaning to learn this for a long time , & yep, it is pretty much the Canadian fiddle anthem. One of our jam group grew up in the Ottawa Valley just down the road from Ward Allen. Maybe you'd catch this but in case - I slide that 1-3 on the second string with my middle finger so's i can get that 2nd fret, 1st string note with my index.


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 03/02/2024 12:54:04

Mar 2, 2024 - 1:09:02 PM

chuckv97

Canada

71804 posts since 10/5/2013

p.s. I didn’t quite get the repeat signs and pickup notes down according to Hoyle (or to my long-suffering high school music teacher, Miss Trubbelcleff) ) but I’m sure it’s understandable. wink

Edited by - chuckv97 on 03/02/2024 13:10:55

Mar 2, 2024 - 3:59:55 PM

chuckv97

Canada

71804 posts since 10/5/2013

Here is Ward Allen’s original recording youtu.be/ZIYRYZHZYJc?si=GNccJGyLYvxk19Jy

Mar 2, 2024 - 11:22:26 PM
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3456 posts since 4/19/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Phil - MO

I've looked for two days where to buy or download 3 finger tab for "Maple Sugar" fiddle tune. In the original Canadian version in A. Fiddle player has asked me to learn it in A.


Here's a 2 finger style of the melody

https://www.banjohangout.org/tab/browse.asp?m=detail&v=26985

Mar 3, 2024 - 1:53:14 AM

Bill H

USA

2285 posts since 11/7/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Phil - MO

I've looked for two days where to buy or download 3 finger tab for "Maple Sugar" fiddle tune. In the original Canadian version in A. Fiddle player has asked me to learn it in A.
Found several archived discussions but contacts in discussions are no longer good. And tabs are gone in BHO and cancelled BNL.
Found version by Don Borcheit BHO member on his personal webite but it is in C form with reg. g tuning.
I can take a fake break after playing tune on youtube, but not happy with my fake versions.
Phil


My tab for Maple Sugar by Wade Allen is posted in the Hangout tab library in both Tabledit and PDF format.  The tune is played in two keys--A and E in G tuning, capo 2. I say it is more melodic style than Scruggs.

Maple Sugar


Edited by - Bill H on 03/03/2024 01:56:06

Mar 3, 2024 - 6:36:44 AM
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792 posts since 8/26/2009

Never expected such a great response.
chuckv97 -- perfect. I printed it out and ran through it a couple of times last night but had to stop to work on the heat pump (furnace).
Rick Van Patten -- printed out and will try your two finger style. Never played true 2 finger style but do use the square roll a lot (TITM).
Bill H -- printed your version out this morning and will try it out. I noticed in your notes to use reg. open G tuning and capo to A to play in A.
Phil

Mar 3, 2024 - 4:51:24 PM

Bill H

USA

2285 posts since 11/7/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Phil - MO

Never expected such a great response.
chuckv97 -- perfect. I printed it out and ran through it a couple of times last night but had to stop to work on the heat pump (furnace).
Rick Van Patten -- printed out and will try your two finger style. Never played true 2 finger style but do use the square roll a lot (TITM).
Bill H -- printed your version out this morning and will try it out. I noticed in your notes to use reg. open G tuning and capo to A to play in A.
Phil


The A part is in A and the B part is in E. I think that in various recordings Ward Allen plays with and without repeats. The fiddler who taught me this tune does not play with repeats so none are noted in the tab. It feels weird without repeats, but I follow the fiddle.

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