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Take Your Foot Out Sand, Stick It in the Mud

I don't know anything about this tune. I got it from Clarke Buehling's CD "Out of His Gourd".

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Comment by Paul Draper on April 16, 2013 at 10:04am

Here's another one of those "deceptively simple" tunes.

Comment by Steve Jeter on April 16, 2013 at 10:17am
very nice playing and great tune! I have that cd Clarke is great. I love the punchy sound he get from his gourds
Comment by Paul Draper on April 16, 2013 at 10:34am

Thanks Steve.  it's one of my favorite cds.

Comment by rick Ceballos on April 16, 2013 at 11:12am
Well played Paul. As you know, Clarke calls it Buck dance on the Hyatt site
Comment by Paul Draper on April 16, 2013 at 11:32am

Thanks Rick.  Right -- do you have any idea where it comes from?

Comment by Dave Culgan on April 16, 2013 at 11:50am

I need to get out more often. Years ago I would hear a lyric fragment on a frequently played Uncle Dave Macon song (Railroading and Gambling). I always thought it was "Take your foot out Sam..." Now I know and where it came from. Sounds great Paul. (Dave)

Comment by Paul Draper on April 16, 2013 at 12:07pm

Thanks Dave.  Reading your comment made me realize I have the title wrong.  On the CD it is:  "Take Your Foot Out Sand..."  When I was typing it out, i wrote "out of the sand"...

Comment by Mark Weems on April 16, 2013 at 12:17pm

It's found in J.H. Jennings' Practical Banjo School, 1902, where it is called "Buck Dance"

Comment by Paul Draper on April 16, 2013 at 12:21pm

Ah!  Thanks Mark.

Comment by Wes Merchant on April 16, 2013 at 3:46pm

Nice playing! Dr. Humphrey Bate and His Possum Hunters did a version of this, it takes to about 20 seconds in to really pick up the  melody.  


There is an earlier recorded version by MacLaughlin's Melody Makers that is much more in line with this version I have on tape somewhere in a box, but I couldn't find the audio on the web.


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