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This is a tune I have rewritten from "Get Up in the Morning". It's played on my Lady Stewart from 1898 as that is a better key to sing this than my Hartel banjo.

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Comment by John Masciale on April 27, 2012 at 10:40am
The tune is Wake Up in de Mornin, written by Billy Whitlock (the banjoist for the Virginia Minstrels).
Comment by Rhiannon Giddens on April 27, 2012 at 10:46am

I also found it listed as Get up in the morning.  But Wake Up in de Mornin works just as well.

Comment by Carl Anderton on April 27, 2012 at 10:54am

Whatever it is it sure does make good listenin'!!

Comment by Rhiannon Giddens on April 27, 2012 at 10:54am

I was watching Tim's video which is listed Get Up in the Morning.  I understand Wake Up in de Mornin must be the original.

Comment by Rob Morrison on April 27, 2012 at 12:50pm

Rhiannon--

It's also a very close relative of "Bluetail Fly", at least the melody part.

--Rob Morrison

Comment by Rhiannon Giddens on April 28, 2012 at 2:10am

It is!  I kept having to not go to that tune when playing!

Comment by Steve Jeter on May 2, 2012 at 8:33am

 beautiful !  I wouldnt mind having a fretted banjo ,, if I had one that sounds sweet like you make that one sing.   kudos again.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on May 9, 2012 at 12:27pm

Hey Rhiannon, that sounds so pretty. I just won on ebay a 1920 Stella tenor. Also picked up a 1930 Concertone 5 string, both which I am going to commence restoring, I want to set the Concertone for Classical Style. Did you but nylgut strings on your lady Stewart, it has that sound. Good stuff!

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on May 9, 2012 at 12:31pm

Wow... just caught the lyrics...I like the story. well done!.

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