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3 weeks and 1 day after surgery...old Woodie Guthrie song

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Oct 16, 2020 - 11:51:14 AM
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11304 posts since 9/23/2009

The Dying Miner...featuring all I can possibly do on the 6 dollar Thunder Classic C harmonica.

youtu.be/VG2Cxg_HcIE

Oct 16, 2020 - 12:28:17 PM
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1814 posts since 8/27/2008

Peggy, that's great!

Oct 16, 2020 - 1:29:44 PM

11304 posts since 9/23/2009

Well gosh thanks, Brian...don't know about great, but it was painful...lol. Physical therapist said I could play...so...I did.

Oct 16, 2020 - 2:18:34 PM

1814 posts since 8/27/2008

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Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

Well gosh thanks, Brian...don't know about great, but it was painful...lol. Physical therapist said I could play...so...I did.


Your overall musical sensibility is what I like. Sorry about the pain, but if the therapist said to play I'm glad you are.

Oct 16, 2020 - 6:02:19 PM

11304 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Brian. Yep, I hope I'm just back...lol. Nowhere near 100%, but at least going in the right direction.

Oct 17, 2020 - 4:57:56 AM
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carlb

USA

2259 posts since 2/2/2008

Very nice. Just a note about the song from "The Almost Complete
Collection of Woody Guthrie Folk Songs".
Author's note - "The words to this song are not my own words. I took the words for this song from the 'messages' written by the trapped miners on the wall of slate rock. The incident occurred at the Centralia Mines in Illinois in 1947, W,G."

Oct 17, 2020 - 6:58:07 AM

11304 posts since 9/23/2009

yes, I've always heard that story...thanks for adding that info. We used to sing this all the time and we had always heard that he took actual letters to make the song.

Oct 19, 2020 - 4:13:57 AM
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loy

USA

932 posts since 6/23/2007

Great to hear your up and running again Peggy, love the song!

Oct 19, 2020 - 6:09:57 AM

11304 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Loy! I appreciate that.

Oct 19, 2020 - 7:26:22 AM
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Earworm

USA

138 posts since 1/30/2018

That was beautiful! You know, this has me thinking that many of those old recordings we admire so much were likely to have been made when the musicians were not in their peak physical condition. Besides that, many were displaced from the bands which would have supported them, some were caught off-guard as in "come up with a tune for posterity for this recording device, like, now," and some had probably tossed back a few to dull their senses. My point is, that it means a lot to me to hear the music of people who struggle the most. Thanks for your music groundhogpeggy .

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:30:07 AM
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11304 posts since 9/23/2009

Interesting thoughts...thank you so much for listening and commenting, Donna!

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