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From the Buckley 1860 book.

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Comment by Al Smitley on July 25, 2014 at 5:38pm

Well, we get one weekend to play together.  The rest of the time I'll just play along with your postings.

Comment by Paul Draper on July 25, 2014 at 6:12pm
Someone once asked me why I post videos. Now I guess I know. The problem is, when next I get a chance to play this with you live, I will have forgotten it, most likely...
Comment by Tim Twiss on July 27, 2014 at 7:09pm

Are you enjoying the horizontal peg? I bet it makes a difference....not tucking your thumb under when cruising up and down the neck.

Comment by Paul Draper on July 27, 2014 at 7:43pm
One less thing to think about...
Comment by Ian Bell on July 29, 2014 at 7:04am
That's a curious little number. I often wonder where the tunes like that in the old books came from. It seems to be somewhere between a march and a clog hornpipe. I get the sense (from the fingering) that it was actually put together on the banjo. I wonder if it was something G. Swain Buckley (or someone like him) put together specifically for a dance routine with one of his hoofers. Or maybe it was just whipped up to fill half a page in a banjo tutor! ...whatever - I think I'll give it a try.
Comment by Paul Draper on July 29, 2014 at 9:06am
Part of it is similar to Hear Him Johnny Hear Him (by James Buckley) in the Rice book, without the dotted notes.


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