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At my friend's house

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I made this tune up at my friend Jeremy's house one night, about a month before he moved out. Fiddle is dropped a step from the key of D in ADAE putting it in C in GCGD tuning, Tony Holmquist on guitar

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Cincinnati Rag

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I heard this rag from the Red Mountain White Trash via Noah Lacey via James Bryan all from the great state of Alabama. James got it from an old unreissued 78' . Standard tuning in the key of C , Tony Holmquist on banjo

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Clinton

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Size: 3,130kb, uploaded 2/17/2009 10:33:33 PM
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AKA " Apple Knocker " and " Going to the Free State " I think it sounds a bit like the " Crow Black Chicken " family of tunes as well. It is usually played in AEAE tuning, I am fiddling it in FCFC tuning with Tony Holmquist on banjo

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Did you eat mashed potaters Uncle Moe ?

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This is a very old tune going back to Scotland's bagpiping and Gaelic mouth music traditions long ago. Also known as "Hop High Ladies " and " Did you ever see the Devil Uncle Joe " Here I am fiddling it in FCFC tuning with Tony Holmquist playing banjer in F . It was played in AEAE in Scotland long ago, but most Old Time musicians play it in G, standard fiddle tuning. Be warned, there is a screech at the begining, a little editing mistake.

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Don't let me down

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My instrumental version of the Beatle's song " Don't let me down "

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Flatwoods

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This is based on Tommy Jarrell's version in GDAD tuning, Tony Holmquist on guitar

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Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potatoe vine

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Fiddle is in GCGD tuning , with Tony Holmquist on banjo

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Hell broke loose in Georgia

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This was recorded at Galax Old Fiddler's Convention 2006. Jake Krack is fiddling, Dara Krack and Dave Wall on guitars and me slingin' the jaw harp. key of C

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Heywood Schottische

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This schottische was named after the Heywood dancehall in Norway Maine and composed by Mellie Dunham in that same town. He was Henry Ford's champion square dance fiddler back in the 20's and 30's, touring the country. I am playing it here on the D Liecestershire smallpipe ( inddoor bagpipe)

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Hogs and sheep goin' to the pasture

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Not to be confused with Buddy Thomas's " Sheeps and hogs walking through the pasture " which was in GDAE tuning. This is from Burl Hammons who fiddled it in AEAE, I am fiddling it in FCFC, Tony Holmquist is on banjo

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Jackarse eats it on the way

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Size: 7,350kb, uploaded 2/12/2009 10:45:56 PM
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This an Australian tune I learned from a CD of Greg O'Leary's playing via Terri Lukacko. It is related to the Irish song/tune " Spanish Ladies " . Terri has been exchanging Old Timey - Aussie Bush tunes in Tasmania and mainland Australia for several years now. Here I am playing it with Terri and other friends at Lake Genero 2008. The fiddles are tuned ADAE

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Johnny Lover

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I got this from the Roanoke Jug Band of Roanoke Virginia. Fiddle is in GCGD putting it in the key of C, played as though it were in D in ADAE, Tony Holmquist on guitar

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Jumping John

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This is my Old Timey breakdown version of the old Scottish 6/8 Jig march " Jumping John " aka " Cock O' North " aka " Aunty Mary " as it is called in the Irish / Newfoundland fiddle tradition. It's usually fiddled with standard tuning in A but I am fiddling it in FCFC tuning, with Tony Holmquist

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Midnight Serenade

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This is also known as Sweet 16 and " Too young to marry " , " Chinky Pin " , " Too Old to Marry " , " Richmond Blues " in America and originaly comes from Scotland where they call it " My love is but a lassie yet " fiddle is in GCGD tuning, Tony Holmquist on guitar

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Old Molly Hare

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An old Appalachian version of the " Fairy Reel " as it is called in Scotland . Usually played in D , here I am fiddling it in FCFC tuning, Tony Holmquist on banjo

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Rachel

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This is based on Melvin Wines version in D tuning, but I am playing it in GCGD tuning putting it in C, my friend Tony Holmquist is playing banjo

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Rock on the Mountain

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John Morgan Salyer of eastern Kentucky called this " Rose in the Mountain ", here I am playing it with friends at Lake Genero 2008. By no means am I leading, we are all playing with equal heart and soul. The fiddles are tuned ADAE

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Saco River Blues

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I made this ADAE fiddle tune up in August of 2007 while walking along the Saco River in my hometown. Here I am playing it with friends at Lake Genero 2008

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Shady Grove

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This is based on autoharp player Kilby Snow's version in D, although I am fiddling it in FCFC tuning, with Tony Holmquist on banjo

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Step Around Johnny

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I learned this fine Alabama tune from the Red Mountain White Trash of Alabama. I am fiddling it in GCGD tuning, Tony Holmquist on banjo

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