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My just acquired original James Ashborn guitar from the late 1840's.

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Comment by Paul Draper on July 1, 2017 at 9:04pm
Well....now I've got guitar-envy... sounds great!
Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on July 2, 2017 at 1:14pm

enjoyed the song, thanks once again for sharing. 

Comment by Tom Taggart on July 2, 2017 at 1:30pm

Really sounds great Mark.

Comment by Sonny Bryan on July 2, 2017 at 9:16pm
Like that Mark! Great ballad: What is the source? I guess to the young soldiers of the war, John Mosby was considered old at 29 in 1862.
Comment by Mark Weems on July 2, 2017 at 10:03pm

Hi, Sonny!

Source is Frank Bode from Surry County, North Carolina, who just died earlier this year. "Old" was often used as a term of affection rather than to describe age. They also called Sweeny "Old Joe Sweeny" while he was only in his early thirties! BTW, are you coming this year to the Convergence in September?

Comment by Sonny Bryan on July 3, 2017 at 7:26am
Hey Mark, I am planning on coming to the Sweeny Confergence. It was a very memorable experience last year. Period camping still ok?
Comment by Mark Weems on July 3, 2017 at 8:47am

yes!

Comment by Paul Draper on July 3, 2017 at 9:29am
Or, any chance of sleeping in that empty park house where we jammed?
Comment by Tom Berghan on July 3, 2017 at 6:04pm

Beautiful performance Mark!  But forget about you . . . LOOK AT THAT GUITAR!!!!  Wow Wow WOW!!!!  You don't see one like that everyday . . . (like never) . . . it is fantastic Mark.  This is a very special treasure!  And it sounds beautiful! Stunning!

Comment by Mark Weems on July 3, 2017 at 10:50pm

Paul, you will need to get in touch with David Wooldridge at the Park, as he is the one who can answer those types of queries.

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