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Though the lake is still covered with ice, the opening day of the baseball season is at least a symbolic debut of spring!
Another one I did 5 years ago and I probably should've cleaned it up a bit.
BTW, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong with YouTube. The last two times I tried to enter something took about 7 hrs each to download!

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Comment by Andy Chase on March 31, 2014 at 7:50am

That was wonderful, Al!  This is going right onto my 'to learn' list.   

Comment by Paul Draper on March 31, 2014 at 9:12am

Home run, Al!

Comment by Paul Draper on March 31, 2014 at 9:13am

Or rather, grand slam!

Comment by Al Smitley on March 31, 2014 at 9:24am

Thanks guys.  It's not one that works real well on banjo.  The first two parts are easy enough after experimenting where on the neck to play them.  The third part is tough.  Hence, you may have noticed that I simply played chords.  Playing the tin pan lid was a breeze, however!

Comment by Scott Johnson on March 31, 2014 at 9:42am

Wonderful polka, You definitely didn't 'drop the ball' on that one,

I can see where the last part might be a little difficult to play, but do you have the music, or a site where it can be downloaded?  I would love to add it to my collection of songs that I will maybe try someday.

Comment by Andy Chase on March 31, 2014 at 9:58am
Comment by Andy Chase on March 31, 2014 at 9:58am

(What key did you play it in, Al?)

Comment by Al Smitley on March 31, 2014 at 10:03am

I played it in 'D' (Briggs' tuning).  As I stated, I recorded it on cheap recording software five years ago and I confess that I don't recall whether I may have skipped parts that are in the original sheet music.

I will transpose it (in 'G') and send it to the ning the way I attempted to play it.

Comment by Mark Weems on April 1, 2014 at 12:10am

Really nice Al, glad to see your "stepping up to the plate" with some videos!

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