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A quick video I initially dashed off for my banjo playing buddy Lotus Wight, in Chelsea, Quebec. From the back pages of Winner's 1883 American School For The Banjo. I double-tracked it on my Bell Boucher. If you're reading the music carefully you'll see I mixed up a couple of cadences but it's all basically there. It's not the greatest banjo tune ever. I just liked the name.

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Comment by Strumelia on April 28, 2014 at 8:23am
So pretty Ian! Did you overlay any tracks or are you playing it all in one moment? Lovely.
Comment by Paul Draper on April 28, 2014 at 9:41am
Sounds great Ian. I love the pluckiness of this tune. Another one for the to-learn list.
Comment by Ian Bell on April 28, 2014 at 11:17am

I overdubbed a rhythm track, Stumelia.

Comment by Paul Draper on April 28, 2014 at 11:42am

Has some elements of the Original Essence of Old Virginny in it.  Thanks for posting this Ian.  I should start looking at the Winner more often.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on April 28, 2014 at 12:58pm

Very Nice.

Comment by Ian Bell on April 28, 2014 at 8:11pm
>Paul, That Winner Book has yielded more than its share of fun for me at least. Besides, he wrote "Listen to the Mocking Bird" - so where would the Three Stooges be without him?
Comment by Paul Draper on April 28, 2014 at 8:29pm
Ha! I guess they would still have "Pop Goes the Weasel"?

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