I'm looking for a version of this tune because I want to include it in a project I am doing (which I might describe in a later posting). All of the You Tubes I've seen are only the 2-parters (except for Molsky, who throws in a third extra part sometimes).
I was surprised that I couldn't even find Charlie Bowman's version. Maybe it's on Slippery Hill. I'll look.
What I want to do with this is play a musical joke on our local jam leader. Someone had suggested we play Forked Deer. So she asks "You want the 5-part or the 2-part?"
The problem I guess I have is that it just seems to me that the 5-part has become kind of chique. And I happen to believe that the 3 extra parts bear no melodic resemblance to the first 2 parts. Meaning that you could stick those parts of the tune on another D tune and nobody might be the wiser.
So the joke, then, is I'll take a tune like Soldier's Joy and make it a 5-part tune. Then I can announce to the jam that I will now play Soldier's Joy, only this is the 5-part version.
You're welcome. Listening to that again this morning I wondered if those three parts are a completely different tune, and the record was intended to be a medley. Maybe I'll ask around here and see if anybody knows.
BTW, the person who posted that tune is responsible for a huge amount of great old time music on YouTube.
As I remembered, Burl Hammons played one of those extra parts. It can be heard in his playing of Forked Deer at 41'30" in the recording at
Here's the 5 part version I am familiar with:
Also ,I agree with Doug about that recording of Mr. Bowman, definitely a medley.
Edited by - ChickenMan on 07/19/2019 10:11:41
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