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Lost Boy

Posted by bsed on Monday, November 26, 2007

I learned Lost Boy this evening. The mandolin player in our group wants to do it. I found a recording of Molsky doing it (CD of same title). I put it on. HOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY COW!!!! He must be playing it at 150 bpm. I can't even tap my foot that fast. So I located the tune on a tape of John Salyer that I have. He's going maybe 120-130bpm. Still fast, but I had an easier time keeping up with him. For those of you not familiar with it, it's a crooked tune, and I wasn't sure I was getting every note with Molsky (I know I wasn't). The crookedness adds a little more squirreliness to the tune, making it real "frisky". Anyhow once I got the hang of playing along with Salyer, I played by myself a few minutes to see if I got it, then I put Molsky back on, fastened my seat belt and just hoped my bow would keep up. It did! And man, is this a fun tune to play or what!

2 comments on “Lost Boy”

SMDTMTL Says:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 @10:05:14 AM

Bruce, yes this is a great Molsky recording. I've also spent some time trying to get it.  been playing with it for the last year or so. I do OK, but nothing more.  Beside the great fiddle, I think that's Dirk Powell playing a really hard-driving backup guitar. What a powerful combination those two make. It's great, and fast!
Have you heard Molsky's Lost Girl.  Different A part, but almost the same B part. Cool tunes.

Steve