For enthusiasts of early banjo
I grew up a few miles from the Ohio River in northern WV. On my way to school, I used to watch the coal barges going up and down the river and thought to mys...
I grew up a few miles from the Ohio River in northern WV. On my way to school, I used to watch the coal barges going up and down the river and thought to myself that the bargemen must have a grand life, at least compared with the drudgery of going to school. This sentiment was captured more than a century ago in this song by Dan Emmett. (Photos taken between Wheeling and Wellsburg, WV.)
... that is, more than a century and a half ago...
Sounds great Paul, one of my favorite songs to do. Especially like the rhythm of the last verse.
Thanks Dave. It's tough to get all those words out.
I know what you mean, Paul. If I grew up in the early 19th C, I don't know what I'd do. I hate yard work so I probably would have hated farming, too. The thought of working on the river would have seemed intriguing. That's probably why I have the first Bingham painting you showed hanging in my living room. You can probably see it on one of Tim's video postings.
Oh yes. ......a couple of days working on the river and I would have been thinking about farming.
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