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Ok, this tune gets more hits and comments than anything else. Perhaps it is the amusing word in the title. It goes right up there with giggling about the words " titillate " and " Uranus " in school. Anyway, it "comes" from Joe Sweeney's banjo repertoire from the 1840's....spelled in black dialect. Just thought I would update it with this instrument and key.

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Comment by Al Smitley on July 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

Hmmm.  Back to 'A'?  What happened to Bb?

Comment by Timothy Twiss on July 26, 2017 at 7:09pm

The instrument has indicated that...it likes E/A

Comment by Al Smitley on July 26, 2017 at 7:14pm

So return everything on the list from Bb to A and F to E?

Hard to keep up with you!  Am I your Jeff Sessions?!?

Comment by Timothy Twiss on July 26, 2017 at 7:21pm

Ha..I told you that last Friday

Comment by Strumelia on July 26, 2017 at 9:24pm

Well done Tim!   :)

Comment by Timothy Twiss on July 26, 2017 at 9:30pm

Thanks. Always revisiting material and changing it, hopefully to improve it. 

Comment by Sonny Bryan on July 27, 2017 at 8:47am
Sweeney' s version is certainly distinguishable from the Rice version, ten years or so later. I assume it's the same song as the Rice tune. Your video collaboration on the Rice tune with Carl Anderton and crew a few years back is priceless. Great version on this one too!!
Comment by Timothy Twiss on July 27, 2017 at 9:16am

I never saw any relationship between the two. 

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