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From the Phil Rice Banjo Instructor of 1858.

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Comment by Al Smitley on October 8, 2013 at 11:15am

Yet another nice job!  Will you be coming to Antietam next year with some CD's to sell?

Mark me down for one!

Comment by Paul Draper on October 8, 2013 at 11:25am

Thanks Al (see what you started?).  Nah -- there's way too much better stuff out there...  For example, I'm waiting for Mr. Weems' CDs.....

Comment by Al Smitley on October 8, 2013 at 11:45am

Yes, ditto...... But I'm thinking of putting a collection of songs together in the form of a PDF book.....even though I know it will never be compared to War and Peace!

Comment by Al Smitley on October 8, 2013 at 11:56am

Wait a minute!  That didn't come out exactly right.  I didn't mean to imply that the difference between you and Mark Weems was like the difference between me and Tolstoy!  What I meant was...... if you and Mark bring CDs to sell at Antietam, I will make sure that I have enough cash on hand for both!

Comment by Strumelia on October 8, 2013 at 2:46pm

Me too!....putting nickels into my piggy bank now for buying all of you guys' CDs!    ...and for Al's autobiographical pulp novel too!   ;D

Comment by Strumelia on October 8, 2013 at 2:52pm

Did you play that on your gourd, Paul?

Love the quirky 'a-Ah' parts- they add so much interest and compliment the 'regular' parts.

"Down in Al a-Ah! bama"...    ;)

Comment by Paul Draper on October 8, 2013 at 3:21pm
No, I played it on the Hartel-Boucher. Joe Ayers does a really fantastic rendition of this song. That was my inspiration.
Comment by Paul Draper on October 8, 2013 at 3:37pm

Joe's rendition can be found here (2nd page)   http://joeayers.tumblr.com/

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