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Mar 26, 2024 - 12:10:19 PM

bsed55

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4352 posts since 6/23/2007

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K71RfvLTb7c>

I learned this a whole bunch of years ago. It's an Illinois tune, but wasn't included in Dear Old Illinois, so I don't have specific source information on it.

Mar 26, 2024 - 12:15:33 PM
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DougD

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11892 posts since 12/2/2007
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This tune was composed by Chris Germain around 1975, apparently as part of a joke: tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:S...and_Gravy

Mar 27, 2024 - 8:52:30 AM

bsed55

USA

4352 posts since 6/23/2007

Really? Chris wrote that? I had no idea.

"Squirrel heads and gravy is, in some parts, considered a delicacy. Said Missouri fiddler Taylor McBaine (1911-1994) of his favorite food: "You get a skillet with those squirrel heads in that gravy; you take a hammer and crack open those skulls and suck out those brains. Now that's good eatin" (Old Time Herald, vol. 4, No. 5)."

Also interesting that Chris set the tune in G, because I've always heard it in cross A.

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