For enthusiasts of early banjo
From Complete Preceptor and Howe's Musician's Omnibus.
Nice Tim, you may already have these but here are some words.
I've not seen this one...thanks.
More good stuff in there?
Well played, Tim! I like this tune since hearing it a few months ago on one of your tutor CDs. Sounds intensely Scottish (or Irish?). Nice haunting mood to it.
Wes, that's a great early song resource! Can someone maybe find and post the link here?
Maybe Im wrong but is that shape note singing notation? Love the look, and the hand set letterpress of the staff lines, note by note....each note is a separate little press block, with its own short staff lines already in it. So cool. :)
Wow, that 'slave dialect' is really, um... 'out there'...barely even decipherable. =8-\
Thanks! Did you mention that you had not used Levy's?
By all means, go check it out. It is a first stop in referencing tunes....
My understanding is that it is taken from a 17th century Irish Ballad.
Thanks Tim, I have Levy's bookmarked now.
I'd love the link to the "My Own Songbook" that Wes has shown above. Or is that in Levy's?- I cannot find it there.
http://archive.org/details/myownso00harr Here you go, you can download the whole thing as a PDF. I thought the shape note stuff was cool too. Of course the Battle was in the War of 1812, but certainly the tune could predate that.
Thanks Tim, I got it.
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