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Apr 20, 2024 - 3:20:52 PM
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14925 posts since 9/23/2009

Well I just said "Yay" because earlier I'd posted something that was meant to be Sourwood Mountain but quickly morphed into something else...lol...like a Merle Watson tune. So anyhow, I managed to get back to Sourwood Mountain...fiddle tuned to GCGC, and banjo Double C, my favorite tuning on banjo. GCGC is not my favorite on fiddle...a sawmill tuning makes me happier, but GCGC is the only way the key of C and I get along at all. The fiddle just wasn't amused by my attempting to put some hen clucks in this one...so...they didn't come out easily or good...lol...oh well...better on that next time, maybe.

youtu.be/OADi_Vd-Ynk?si=2nxPN5VR7gGuX7rm

Apr 20, 2024 - 9:10:08 PM
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884 posts since 6/11/2019

Chickens crow on Sourwood Mountain...

Hay, hum a diddle um day...

good 'urn

Apr 20, 2024 - 9:39:47 PM
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884 posts since 6/11/2019

These are the kinds of arrangements I prefer to ascribe to OT; this here is porch country music to me, which I can relate to. Instead of a shuffle to indicate a clog-step, I hear accent along the up/down-bow. Very Celtic. Cheers, Peggy

Apr 21, 2024 - 5:24:03 AM

14925 posts since 9/23/2009

Thanks, Scott. This is my own N. shuffling morphed out over the years into...well whatever it has become...lol. Thanks for listein', I appreciate it! Have a great day.

Apr 21, 2024 - 8:51:55 AM
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124 posts since 4/17/2023

I like this arrangement. Reminds of the 70s and being a kid chewing on a stale moonpie from the gas station and drinking an R.C.

Apr 21, 2024 - 9:04:20 AM

14925 posts since 9/23/2009

That's a great memory! I guess a lot of us miss those times. Pour the peanuts into that RC too...lol.

Thanks, Shawn...have a great day!

May 18, 2024 - 5:28 PM
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110 posts since 6/16/2023

I agree with flat the 3rd very celtic sounding

May 18, 2024 - 6:50:24 PM

14925 posts since 9/23/2009

Wow...that's two votes for "Celtic sounding." Didn't know I could do that...lol. Thanks Scotty!

May 18, 2024 - 6:51:02 PM

14925 posts since 9/23/2009

How does one pronounce it...is it, Keltic, Seltic, or Cheltic????

May 18, 2024 - 8:48:17 PM
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2478 posts since 12/11/2008

David Bragger taught me that tune some time in the distant past. I just hauled out my cross-tuned fiddle and gave it a go. What a great tune!

When it comes to pronouncing the C in Celtic as a "K" or an "S," I learned the difference between the pronunciations 'way back when I was a Linguistics Major in college, maybe fifty years ago. Correct me if my Prof was wrong, but it seems it's pronounced like an S when you're speaking Irish and like a "K" when you're speaking Scottish.

May 19, 2024 - 4:01:35 AM

14925 posts since 9/23/2009

INteresting...although I never know when or even if I'm speaking of Scottish or Irish...lol. What about when I hear people call it CHeltic? Is that a legal pronunciation???? lol.

Well anyway I never thought of this tune as having anything Irish or Scottish about it...Lots of the words I've heard sound somewhat local to me, but then again, I know...just about all the old American folk songs came from the Old Country and were just sorta rearranged to fit this land. I remember when Jean Ritchie told about her trip to Ireland and how any tune she could think of was claimed by them...lol...seems somebody brought 'em all over and switched the words around. Anyway...I just never thought of Sourwood Mt as one from the Old Country...lol...in the end nearly all tunes are.

May 19, 2024 - 1:26:17 PM
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2478 posts since 12/11/2008

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Originally posted by groundhogpeggy

INteresting...although I never know when or even if I'm speaking of Scottish or Irish...lol. What about when I hear people call it CHeltic? Is that a legal pronunciation???? lol.

Well anyway I never thought of this tune as having anything Irish or Scottish about it...Lots of the words I've heard sound somewhat local to me, but then again, I know...just about all the old American folk songs came from the Old Country and were just sorta rearranged to fit this land. I remember when Jean Ritchie told about her trip to Ireland and how any tune she could think of was claimed by them...lol...seems somebody brought 'em all over and switched the words around. Anyway...I just never thought of Sourwood Mt as one from the Old Country...lol...in the end nearly all tunes are.


I've never heard it pronounced with a "ch" as in cheese.  But that doesn't mean that pronouncing it that way will land you in jail...or is that in "chail?"

May 19, 2024 - 6:24:27 PM
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14925 posts since 9/23/2009

I don't know...I hope not...but in case it does land you in chail, I hope they serve plenty of srackers and keese to the chailbirds.

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