Minstrel Banjo

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Wheeling Bridge Polka

This was the largest suspension bridge in the world from 1849 to 1851 and on the path of the National Road. The tune was published in 'A' in 1853. I have removed some parts, leaving the ones I liked the most and it probably works best alternating the 'A' part with the others to take advantage of the key changes.
It isn't the style of the minstrel genre so it probably won't appeal to many/any but I like applying other genres of the era to our instrument. Really, though, I thought of Paul Draper since I believe Wheeling was his home town.

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Comment by Paul Draper on September 27, 2015 at 3:01pm
Thanks Al! I appreciate that. I'll give it a shot.
Comment by Paul Draper on September 27, 2015 at 3:15pm

Here's a picture of the bridge in question, taken in October 2008.

Comment by Al Smitley on September 27, 2015 at 4:27pm

Cool.  I'm imagining it hasn't changed much in the past 165 years.Not sure how to add pictures within a posting.

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