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Comment by Carl Anderton on April 19, 2012 at 11:08pm

Good stuff!!

Comment by Silas Tackitt on April 19, 2012 at 11:20pm

Okay, where did you find that?  I recognize the B part from another minstrel tune for which I cannot remember the title, but I do not recognize the A part at all.

Forgot to mention that's some great playing. 

Comment by Steve Jeter on April 20, 2012 at 8:22am

oh man, I love this!  I got to learn this,, but I will never be able to play it that fast.:(   wonderful playing , my hats again off to you mam.

Comment by John Masciale on April 20, 2012 at 8:29am

Part B is from the BeeGum reel.  Part A does sound familiar, but I don't recall the name of the tune either.

Comment by Carl Anderton on April 20, 2012 at 8:33am

Good catch, John.

Comment by Rhiannon Giddens on April 20, 2012 at 10:05am

glad y'all like it, i meant to put a description on it but forgot to - this is a tune that just jumped out of my banjo one day after playing this stuff daily for a while...i've never played bee gum reel but who knows, i may have heard it and had it lodge in my brain in a secret corner.  I'll check out bee gum and see if i can alter mine a little bit, or maybe i'll just leave it, there's only so many licks in the world! :)

Comment by John Masciale on April 20, 2012 at 10:13am

Part A makes a good companion to Briggs' Reel.  I tend to play Briggs' reel followed by Bee Gum.  That's good stuff Rhiannon.

Comment by Rhiannon Giddens on April 20, 2012 at 10:20am

see the tunes know who they want to be next to! :)

Comment by Silas Tackitt on April 20, 2012 at 12:14pm

The A part of this song reminds me of a song which appears periodically on my Georgia Yellowhammers Pandora station.  I'll make a point to play it - as much as I can without driving Mrs. Silas crazy - and listen for the tune.  I'll report back after I encounter it. 

Comment by Rhiannon Giddens on April 27, 2012 at 10:47am

Any luck Silas?

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