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Old Joe Sweeny's big hit of 1842 and one of the most popular of all Minstrel Stage numbers.

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Comment by Paul Draper on October 9, 2013 at 11:54am

Now THAT'S singin'!  Nice job Mark!

Comment by Scott Johnson on October 9, 2013 at 3:38pm

Wonderful version of Miss Lucy Long

Is your banjo the same kind that Joe Ayers plays ??

Comment by Strumelia on October 9, 2013 at 3:39pm

Mark, just wonderful.

Comment by Mark Weems on October 9, 2013 at 5:06pm

Thanks, guys and gals. Scott - same maker as Joe's (Pete Ross) but different model. I have a Mande Banza and Joe has a Didlake. This version is the one published by the Ethiopian Serenaders. It is one of the two earliest version from 1842, but of the two, it seemed closer to an already arranged banjo piece. 

Comment by Al Smitley on October 9, 2013 at 5:36pm

Now that we have Paul bringing his CD to Antietam, it seems you (Mark) might feel some obligation to do so.   If not, I might have to put one together (for my own listening) from a compilation of your postings on this site.

Comment by Paul Draper on October 9, 2013 at 5:41pm

Whoa, Al.... not so fast!

Comment by Al Smitley on October 9, 2013 at 5:46pm

Ha!  Just joking.  Well....not really.

Comment by Mark Weems on October 9, 2013 at 8:19pm

Al - I'm ruminating...

Comment by Dave Vinci on October 10, 2013 at 6:44am

Nice rendition.  I like it!

Comment by Strumelia on October 10, 2013 at 9:14am

Mark, this is your gourd banjo that is a 4 string with no low bass string, is that correct?

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