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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 4:06pm

Thanks for the link, Wes.  Good stuff!

Comment by Ian Bell on April 16, 2013 at 9:20pm
What a mysterious, old-sounding tune. I really like that.
Comment by Strumelia on September 16, 2014 at 10:07am

Beautiful.  The pretty 'leap into the air' in the first phrase really makes this tune appealing.  The timing of the hand strokes make it tricky, and you did a great job, Paul.

Comment by Paul Draper on September 16, 2014 at 10:33am
Thanks Strumelia. This tune, under the title Buckdance, can be found in the Jennings banjo book that Joel uploaded a while ago. (BTW I spent last weekend in the Adirondacks with my gourd - a beautiful setting for it!)
Comment by Strumelia on September 16, 2014 at 11:19am

Ah, nice!   :D    I was just thinking of taking my gourd to the Cape next month.  I seem to find the gourds' skinheads are a bit less sag-prone when it's humid, maybe 'cause they are a smaller open surface area than the hoops.

Comment by Strumelia on September 16, 2014 at 11:20am

Does that Jennings book go under a different name/title as well?  I have download quite a few books from here, but can't seem to find that one.

Comment by Paul Draper on September 16, 2014 at 12:26pm
"James H. Jennings' Practical Banjo School" published 1902.
Comment by Paul Draper on September 16, 2014 at 12:29pm
Comment by Strumelia on September 16, 2014 at 12:44pm

Ah, I remember- thanks Paul.  I did not download that particular book because it was more towards classic style playing, and frankly the standard notation was too complex for me to try and slog through- I do far better with simple recorder or fiddle melody lines.  But yes, Foot-In-Sand/BuckDance is a mighty fine tune!

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