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For enthusiasts of early banjo

An early finger style banjo piece By Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 "New and Complete Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master" (The "green book.")

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Comment by Al Smitley on December 4, 2016 at 8:56pm

I've always liked Lilly Polka.  Odd though it's hard for me to hear it as a polka.

It always sounds better to me the way you play it, which almost seems more "classical" in nature.

Comment by Andy Chase on December 4, 2016 at 9:06pm

I think with basic oom-pah style guitar or banjo chord accompaniment the polka aspect would come right out.

Comment by Al Smitley on December 4, 2016 at 9:10pm

I think you're right, Andy, but without the accompaniment, it gives me a different feel, and though I like polkas, I prefer Lilly Polka the way I hear it without the accompaniment that would make it more "polka-ish".

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