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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.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRmxKiC07SY

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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