For enthusiasts of early banjo
This is a tune from 1862, that I've been liking, I think it would sound good on banjo but I haven't worked it up yet.
Is this your playing and tracks?
The piano is a midi track I created in Garageband, then I dubbed in the fiddles.
Cool, Wes. Give us some background!
Well, the manuscript is form a digitized collection from Middle Tennessee State University. I also found a published version of the tune, but I kinda of like the hand written one.
I created the Midi file in EasyABC. First I transcribed the tune into ABC notation, then inserted the chords, exported as a MIDI file and opened it in Garageband. instant piano track. It says it a Steinway, kind of classy don't you think.
Wow, Wes: Keep us posted. I would love to learn this! It would fit right in with what I am doing here in Delaware and Ft. Mifflin in PA. But you have to remember, I am in kindergarten, when it comes to learning tunes:-)
Thanks for sharing...
Can you share the words with us?
Roberta, I did some checking, the words are actually "The Song of the Negro Boatmen", by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thanks, Wes: I'm learning all the time:-).
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