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Aug 13, 2022 - 6:36:40 PM
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13670 posts since 9/23/2009

I've tried playing this one a few times and ... it just haunts me I guess but never sure how I feel like playing it. Anyhow...here's what I got earlier today while waiting for the concrete to dry...lol...music to watch concrete dry by... youtu.be/CJ5xTOWCwws

Aug 13, 2022 - 6:56:01 PM
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42 posts since 12/28/2014

I like that, thanks for sharing!

Aug 13, 2022 - 7:44:42 PM

13670 posts since 9/23/2009

Thank you , Bluesguy!

Aug 14, 2022 - 5:18:35 AM
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loy

USA

1050 posts since 6/23/2007

Hog-eyed man, would love to see the guy that inspired this title! Really good job on this tune Peggy, have a good weekend!

Aug 14, 2022 - 6:15:49 PM

13670 posts since 9/23/2009

Lol...thanks, Loy. Hope you had a great weekend too!

Aug 15, 2022 - 6:32 AM

519 posts since 7/30/2021

Very cool minor tune, beautiful when the guitar comes in, nice fiddling...

True Loy, what IS a Hog-Eyed man? (insert the head-scratching puzzled emoji...I have it on my phone, but not on forum)

Aug 15, 2022 - 9:03:05 AM
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13670 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, NC. I've heard a lot of stuff, but the one that stands out as probably the origins here is the one where there is some tie-up gizmo on river barges called a "hog-eye," and that river barge workers were known as hog-eyed men, back in the day when Amazon shipped everything by barge and there weren't no highways...lol. Kinda like the Shove that Pigsfoot tune...probably a blacksmithing thing on that one.

That takes the sting outta wondering who it was in history that inspired a fiddle tune by the horrific hoggish eyes he had...lol...if true.

Aug 15, 2022 - 9:42:16 AM
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Earworm

USA

370 posts since 1/30/2018

Well, huh, you got me to looking, and here's what I came up with on Wikipedia for "Hog-Eye." Armchair research, I promise. Nice playing. :)

"A Hog-Eye was distinctive flat-bottom boat or barge used in the shallow waters surrounding San Francisco Bay during the California Gold Rush, named from the dismissive name 'ditch-hog' applied to rivermen by deep-water sailors[citation needed]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hog-Eye

Aug 15, 2022 - 10:15:50 AM
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519 posts since 7/30/2021

Thank you for the education!

So I can stop imagining a greedy, food-loving man with big brown eyes... (wait...does that sound like my husband) laugh

Aug 15, 2022 - 1:13:12 PM
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13670 posts since 9/23/2009

LOL...uh-oh...don't start calling him that...lol.

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