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Nov 16, 2022 - 1:57:51 PM
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14110 posts since 9/23/2009

Not sure where this one came from...I just play 'em, not into lookin' up the history or listening...just playin'. Anyhow, I first learned this one in college with friends that sat on the grass playing our guitars and singing up a storm between classes, etc. It could be Bob Dylan...not sure...it sounds sorta like an old ballad, but I think it's something newer. Anyway back a long time ago when I had my one and only regular music job, playing guitar and singing ballads at the ol' Steak House back in SE KY, this was one of my songs I did...something a little different than the usual old murder ballads just to brighten up the atmosphere...lol. But anyhow, haven't thought much about it for years and couldn't think of anything to play so I finally remembered this one. Couldn't make it sound like I wanted to...some days ya just can't sing...plus just didn't know what to do with it, but I just can't stop worrying about a tune until I put it up on youtube, so here it is...and now my mind can be cleared so I can wait for another tune to worry about...lol. Fiddle is in standard tuning. Here it is, enough jabberin'... not like I wanted, but glad to just be able to quit thinkin' about it... youtu.be/AhprMLXLBuQ

Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 11/16/2022 13:58:15

Nov 16, 2022 - 2:14:46 PM
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Swing

USA

2228 posts since 6/26/2007

Peggy, I just listened to it on YouTube....great job.... keep giving us these little surprises...

Play Happy

Swing

Nov 16, 2022 - 3:11:36 PM
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DougD

USA

10961 posts since 12/2/2007

Yes, its a Bob Dylan song, and that's the correct title. It was on the album "New Morning," released in October 1970. I think that was the last Bob Dylan album I bought, except for maybe "The Basement Tapes."

Edited by - DougD on 11/16/2022 15:16:15

Nov 16, 2022 - 7:23:07 PM

14110 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, David.

Doug...why am I not surprised that you know all about this? Lol...as always...thanks!

Nov 16, 2022 - 7:33:11 PM

14110 posts since 9/23/2009

Oh wow...I just got curious and found it by Bob Dylan on youtube...lol...ok that sounds absolutely NOTHING like how people used to play it back in the ol' college times of sitting around playing songs together. Way, way different.

Nov 17, 2022 - 1:24:57 AM
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banjopaolo

Italy

250 posts since 9/14/2010

Hi Peggy, I always loved this song! maybe your beautiful arrangement is more reminiscent of Judy Collins version? I did an instrumental video of this same song times ago I don't know why I didn't post it here on the fiddle hangout...


Nov 17, 2022 - 4:03:37 AM

14110 posts since 9/23/2009

Very nice, Paolo! I wish I could play cello like that...lol. You sound so good.

Yeah the version of Time Passes Slowly I picked up along the way must've been from somebody other than Dylan himself...when you learn your songs under the trees from friends and neighbors you just take 'em as your own and never question where they came from...lol.

Your version sounds great...nice playing!

Nov 17, 2022 - 7:16:08 AM
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RichJ

USA

797 posts since 8/6/2013

Well it's been interesting to see the evolution of this tune. Never having heard it I had no opinions. First listened to Peggy's version then followed the FHO chat and DougD's reference to the B. Dylan origin. So, next stop Bob's version - man what a difference. Totally different song. No more sweet ballad, just a rough/tough, folk rock drive with the bark on. So where/when/how did the transition occur? Only thing I can figure out is there's a Judy Collins version of the tune that must have sprung up somewhere between Bob and Peggy. Judy sure sweetened that tune up and that must have been the one that evolved and Peggy learned "under the trees". All this is very interesting stuff cuz' it shows me how music gets heard and changed by the folks who listen to it.

And long may it carry on.

Nov 17, 2022 - 10:24:58 AM

14110 posts since 9/23/2009

Interesting observations, Rich. I guess that makes this 'un a true folk song, hey? Whatever any one group or individual makes of it, like so many really good songs and fiddle tunes.

I remember how much we all played guitar in college and we all learned a lot from each other, until the really great physics prof would run out with a Frisbee and insist we throw some with him while he explained the laws of physics the Frisbee would follow with each throw and gust of air...lol. That was fun too. Little bit of singing and playing, little bit of Frisbee and physics, time to go to class and little bit of coffee waiting in the lobby of the class buildings, where big ideas were taught and discussed...that was the good life...lol.  Feels like my life gradually evolved its way into a sterile environment from that time until this day and age and place of generalized lack-of-interest, I guess you could say...is it the electronically-induced era of ennui, maybe?

Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 11/17/2022 10:31:09

Nov 17, 2022 - 2:07:50 PM

banjopaolo

Italy

250 posts since 9/14/2010

quote:
Originally posted by DougD

Yes, its a Bob Dylan song, and that's the correct title. It was on the album "New Morning," released in October 1970. I think that was the last Bob Dylan album I bought, except for maybe "The Basement Tapes."


Doug I think Dylan recorded a lot of great songs during the seventies (like the Desire album with the great fiddlin of Scarlet Rivera!) and also during the 80ies 90ies etc...

have you ever heard 'as good as I been to you'? 1992, great album of folk songs played alone with voice guitar and Harmonica....

Nov 17, 2022 - 5:22:30 PM
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Old Scratch

Canada

1087 posts since 6/22/2016

I recall learning (kinda) and teaching (kinda) songs from and to other kids when I was a teenager - sometimes it would be years if not decades if not never before you heard the recording some song you sang came from .... Come to think of it, it's not much different from all those sing-along songs we used to sing everywhere when we were kids; most of them I still haven't heard commercial recordings of ....

Nov 18, 2022 - 3:19:39 AM
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loy

USA

1074 posts since 6/23/2007

Love your version of this Peggy, very well done!

Nov 18, 2022 - 4:22:06 AM

14110 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Loy. Have a great day.

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