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Coon Hunt Walk Around - The Bee Gum Reel

Two from Frank Converse's banjo instructor of 1865 - the "yellow book".

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Comment by Strumelia on September 14, 2015 at 2:36pm

Great combo Paul!

It's funny how the B part of BeeGum feels like it's cut short and missing a beat or two, but it's not.

For anyone who doesn't know what a 'bee gum' is-  they used to cut down a gum tree (eucalyptus, sour gum, sweet gum) that had honeybees living in it, and they'd take the 4 foot section with the bee colony and stand it up like a hive and put a boards over the top, and they'd have a crude beehive, called a bee gum.  Later meaning a trunk section hive from any kind of tree.  http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/portals/7/images/Online%20workshops/Ge...

Comment by Paul Draper on September 14, 2015 at 2:42pm
I was wondering about that. Thanks for the info!

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