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What a fun tune to play! From Buckley's Banjo Guide 1868.

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Comment by Al Smitley on May 30, 2016 at 7:34am

Well played.  I don't recall ever hearing that one and will have to look it up!

Comment by Chris Prieto on May 30, 2016 at 11:03am
Thanks Al. Paul posted it a while back which is how it got on my radar. I wonder if it has lyrics. I keep singing the words 'dont you hear the bulgine, don't you hear the bulgine' over the low notes on the B part.
Comment by Strumelia on May 30, 2016 at 1:40pm

This is great Chris!  You are such a fine player.

Can someone explain the tune title for me?  (I keep thinking "Begin the Beguine"...)

Comment by Chris Prieto on May 30, 2016 at 1:47pm
Thank you :D

I looked up bulgine and seems it's a train engine.
Comment by Paul Draper on May 30, 2016 at 3:49pm
Hi Chris - the lyrics are in this book, for one. https://books.google.com/books?id=bDRYAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA31&lpg=...'t+you+hear+the+bulgine&source=bl&ots=VISQ9QKBHu&sig=jGGArabr4rP7_WPV61MwnMpYE2w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVm8_w0ILNAhUG4CYKHYTfBfsQ6AEIKTAG#v=onepage&q=don't%20you%20hear%20the%20bulgine&f=false
Comment by Paul Draper on May 30, 2016 at 4:02pm
Also... I really like your playing - glad you're posting your stuff!
Comment by Chris Prieto on May 30, 2016 at 7:15pm
Thanks Paul! I actually had a nother Bryant's book but added this one. Very cool, kinda makes me think of Old Molly Hare for some reason.
Comment by Sonny Bryan on June 3, 2016 at 11:40am

Very solid, Chris.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 3, 2016 at 11:27pm

Super Nice! I have been wanting to Hear that Banjo for some time, I have heard a few others, but not as crisp as that recording..it is Jim Hartel's Sweeney I am assuming, Sounded awesome.

Comment by Chris Prieto on June 3, 2016 at 11:30pm
Thank ya much for the kind words!

Actually a Bell Sweeney :)

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