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From Buckley's Guide for the Banjo, 1868. I "discovered" this one a couple of days ago when I stumbled upon Joel Hooks' article in Banjo Sessions about the grand (re)opening of the American Banjo Museum (http://archive.banjosessions.com/dec09/hooks.html) At the end of the article he offers this piece along with notation and tab. Thanks Joel!

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Comment by Paul Draper on February 22, 2013 at 1:42pm

I "discovered" this one a couple of days ago when I stumbled upon Joel Hooks' article in Banjo Sessions about the grand (re)opening of the American Banjo Museum (http://archive.banjosessions.com/dec09/hooks.html) At the end of the article he offers this piece along with notation and tab. Thanks Joel!

Comment by Ian Bell on February 22, 2013 at 6:13pm
Good stuff. I was inspired to learn this when I saw Joel's video too. I always thought it had kind of a Creole feel to it - the B part is almost like a tango. I can imagine Jelly Roll Morton taking a run at it.
Comment by Paul Draper on February 22, 2013 at 8:29pm

Thanks Ian.  Right -- those first 4 notes of the B part, i can see a couple gliding across the floor...

Comment by Mark Weems on February 22, 2013 at 8:38pm

I like this Paul!

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on February 22, 2013 at 9:40pm

I'm on it now. Cool tune. Really cool on that banjo. Nice!

Comment by Scott Johnson on February 22, 2013 at 9:50pm

Nice tune. I'm going to have to try that one.

Comment by Ron on February 23, 2013 at 9:37am

Goooood  Stuff !!  Well done

Thank You for posting this

Comment by Paul Draper on February 23, 2013 at 12:33pm

Thanks.  Yeah i like it on this banjo also (no-name flushfret).  the 2nd to last measure in each part took a little work to get.

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