youtu.be/861ePum3alY I learned this tune from an episode of Gunsmoke where Chester is at a dance with his mail order bride. Until I find the real name of the tune I am calling it "Chester's Mail Order Bride".
Edited by - Randy Wade on 08/05/2023 22:57:23
Don't know the name of the tune....
But I know that I like it!
Thanks for posting.
Yeah, you've got it! Don't know the name; never heard it before - that is, unless I saw that episode of Gunsmoke when I was a kid ... !
IT is probably what some music guy in LA thought would go with the dancing on the screen. It is not a great dance piece and would be probably labeled incidental musc in the score.
Nice job Randy. You heard more in that clip than I did. I doubt there's a "real name" for the tune - your title is probably as good as any. Or "One minute of royalty free music." Interesting that its a polka or a schottische, which is probably appropriate for Dodge City at that time.
If it appeals to you that's all that counts.
I am thinking that is some real tune from back in the day because other tunes I hear on that show, like when a piano player is playing is always something familiar like Camptown Races or Buffalo Gals.
Yes, it seems the only tune those saloon piano players knew was "Buffalo Gals" and the fiddlers could only play "Turkey in the Straw."
But in this case I think RobBob is right that it was just something the music department came up with to fit the scene. Really just underscoring for the dialogue. I wouldn't worry about a name - if you like it just play it.
I can't listen to the clip anymore because there's a dog barking in the background that drives our real dog nuts!
Edited by - DougD on 08/07/2023 15:59:28
'Maidens Prayer' 5 hrs
'Old Brain & Bow Arm' 3 days
'1887 EJ Albert violin' 4 days