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Arkansas Traveller

Posted by jd1


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Size: 2,404kb, uploaded 3/17/2008 2:13:17 PM
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This is for you, fiddlerfaddler. It is my first attempt at recording anything with the fiddle, and I wouldn't have dared, if I couldn't hide a bit behind the mandolin and the guitar. I have recorded it on four tracks. Guitar, song, mandolin and fiddle. It probably would have been better if I had tried it out 20 times, but I decided on first take on all four tracks. I mean, it IS old-time, it IS folk music, and I guess that the old man in the very funny lyrics didn't play any better sitting in under his leaking roof :-) So here it is with all the faults and errors.

3 comments on “Arkansas Traveller”

Russell Sampson Says:
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 @3:04:39 AM

I didnt know that song had words.

Great Job!!

jd1 Says:
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 @6:25:41 AM

Thank you for YOUR words. Arkansas Traveller is originally from a play. I have found this about it: "The play "The Arkansas Traveler" was a favorite attraction in Salem, Ohio, in the 1850's. It tells of a travel's experience with an Arkansas squatter whom he finds sitting in his cabin playing away at a tune which he has heard for the first time on a trip to New Orleans. The entire play revolves around this tune and the squatter's effort to remember the ending of it." You can find the lyrics on this site:;ttARKSTRAV.html It's a good one if you want to find lyrics for old songs. There are loads of lyrics there.

mike jarboe Says:
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 @1:20:33 PM

it has been a long, long time since I have heard someone sing this tune, and I really like your version. Well done.

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