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May 12, 2021 - 1:13:05 PM
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399 posts since 7/18/2014

I named this little tune after me! My little buddy Mohawk passed away a several days ago and I have just been lost without him. I’m totally heartbroken. I didn’t know it could even get this bad. A little more than fourteen years of everyday companionship.


Like so many times before, I should have practiced this tune more before I recorded it. (tuned down half step, playing as though in the key of D, only two chords of D & A)


May 12, 2021 - 6:29:52 PM
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12017 posts since 9/23/2009

Randy, nice tune and fiddling...Mike liked it too. Enjoyed listening. We're so sorry to hear about Mohawk...we know the pain...our dogs are such a huge part of the family. Take care, and keep on a-fiddling.

May 12, 2021 - 7:11:15 PM
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399 posts since 7/18/2014

Thank you Peggy, and Mike thank you also.

He looked like a punk rocker but he loved fiddle music.

May 12, 2021 - 7:17:49 PM
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403 posts since 6/11/2019

Randy,
I'm so sorry to hear about Mohawk. Dawgs, as we call them in Arkansas, sure do capture your heart. I told Amos and Cooter, and they allowed their condolences, too. You need you another pup.

The tune sounds great. Did you write it? even better if so. I can hear your recuperation. Sounded good to begin with, sounding better along.

May 12, 2021 - 8:07:12 PM

399 posts since 7/18/2014

Thanks Scott, and hello Amos and Cooter. I don’t know about another pup, I don’t think I could go through this again. Me and Mohawk, we had each other’s back.

As for the tune, yes I wrote it one afternoon in about forty-five minutes, it’s taken me a solid month to learn it and get this far along. I would like to get it a little cleaner and maybe just a little bit faster.

May 13, 2021 - 2:06:33 PM
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RichJ

USA

455 posts since 8/6/2013

So sorry to hear of your loss Randy. Nice job on the tune, I'm sure Mohawk is listening.

May 13, 2021 - 3:23:33 PM

399 posts since 7/18/2014

Thank you Rich, I really appreciate the well wishes.

Yup, if he is able to, he is hanging around; he wouldn’t leave till we could go together.

Edited by - Astrang on 05/13/2021 15:33:54

May 14, 2021 - 8:45:19 AM
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Beebop

UK

4 posts since 3/27/2021

Really good tune mate! A fitting tribute

May 14, 2021 - 9:41:58 AM
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boxbow

USA

2637 posts since 2/3/2011

A good tune to walk the dog by.

May 14, 2021 - 12:47:48 PM

399 posts since 7/18/2014

Thank you Beebop and Walter, in both regards, for the kind words. It’s nice to have the conversation of the hangout.

May 14, 2021 - 1:18:17 PM

399 posts since 7/18/2014

When I write one of my little tinker toy tunes, I imagine that my wife is talking to me! I just kind of transfer that over to the fiddle and it comes out like this.

Worked on bettering his grave site today.

Got a wedding to go to tomorrow, maybe that will take my mind off some this for a little while.

May 17, 2021 - 1:40:21 PM
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46 posts since 1/25/2021

I have always had dogs, but after the last one went I decided I couldnt take the heartbreak anymore. I feel for you, people who dont have dogs dont know what its like, I still miss them years later, hope you start feeling good again soon.

May 17, 2021 - 2:10:48 PM

399 posts since 7/18/2014

Thank you Black and I certainly agree with you. It’s been ten days now and I’m lost without him. I visit his grave every day.

May 25, 2021 - 5:58:31 PM
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399 posts since 7/18/2014

Mohawk's Grave - a work in progress


May 26, 2021 - 9:59:44 PM
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Quincy

Belgium

98 posts since 1/16/2021

Hello Astrang, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. 14 years is a long story together, I hope you can find comfort in the good memories.
Rest in peace Mohawk <3

May 27, 2021 - 5:23:05 AM
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399 posts since 7/18/2014

Thank you Anja, I know you have recently been through this yourself. It’s been a hard lick for me. Still is. But yes, lots of good memories, he was a blast, a real comedian. His is the story of a Dog and his human.

May 29, 2021 - 7:52:55 PM
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399 posts since 7/18/2014

Mohawk’s grave is in a quiet and shady place. When a breeze blows through the surrounding tall pines, it sure does make for a lonesome call. This small stream is only twenty yards away from the grave. You can hear the water running through several stair step water falls. Sycamore Springs keeps the stream running year around. There are several wading pools along the way but the water is to cool for me. It never bothered Mohawk though, he would bust em wide open. He liked this one best; it was just the right depth for him. His grave is up on the left bank.


May 30, 2021 - 4:03:55 AM
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12017 posts since 9/23/2009

He has a nice resting place.

May 30, 2021 - 5:25:51 AM

399 posts since 7/18/2014

Thank you guys for helping me say goodbye to him

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