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A great arrangemt from the Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855. Nice in every way.

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Comment by Ian Bell on May 8, 2010 at 8:12am
"It ain't good because it's old - it's old because it's good!" Really like the triplets. Amazing how this tune has gotten around and stayed alive over the years. I first heard it on a Doc Watson lp back in the 70s. A friend's dad learned it as a campfire song in Ontario back in the 30s and I learned a version from an old fiddlers manuscript called "Polly Won't You Try Me O" - which is a lot like "Kitchie Kitchie Kimee O"
Comment by Rob MacKillop on May 11, 2010 at 2:26am
Yes, a great arrangement. Like your triplets. They are a stumbling block with me, but now I've noticed that you bend the last joint only when playing triplets. I have a very straight thumb, and bending that joint seems awkward, but I'll give it a concerted effort. Works well for you.
Comment by Joe Schenkman on August 24, 2010 at 8:47pm
Cool. Smoking dual-bones playing.
Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on October 5, 2017 at 7:58pm

has this video been removed?

Comment by Strumelia on October 5, 2017 at 8:18pm

Works fine for me, Curtis.

Comment by CURTIS PAYNE on October 5, 2017 at 10:46pm

strange but there is nothing there it's simply a blank space.  no other video does this . 

Comment by Strumelia on October 6, 2017 at 8:29am

It's a known ning screw up.  Curtis, you can watch the video on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JspIngKDgw ...and then come back and leave your comment here if you like.

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