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Jul 7, 2024 - 7:11:04 PM
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15019 posts since 9/23/2009

Oh boy...took my grandson to hook it up because I was just scared it was gonna be days of he did it in 15 minutes. Then finally I had a few minutes to check it out and try it. It was very fumbly...I couldn't figure out how to find my start and end flags or how to place them...then...for whatever reason, which I never figured out, my headphones allowed me to hear only the playback of tracks already I skpped the usual scratchtrack that guides me along... Of course I guess I could've done it and heard it on later tracks...but it just threw me to not hear what I was doing along the other was weird and I really need to figure that one out one of these days. But anyway, I did manage to get a fiddle (GDGD), guitar and banjo on there...I really do not know this tune, so I'm pretty sure I'm playing it all wrong...but it was something to try really quick with everything being new and not play a new (to me) and strange tune to go with it? Anyway, I forgot to say on the youtube description that we saw the beautiful crepuscular rays as the morning fog descended on us during our walk this morning...had to try to get some photos. We were so early we caught sight of the raccoon mothers and teenie-bopper raccoons starting up the trees to get to bed, but they got scared scurried away when I got my phone ready to snap some unfortunately I wasn't able to capture them climbing up and peeking with one eye around the side of the tree trunks.'s what I was able to get together on my new setup...Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Tater Vine.

Edited by - groundhogpeggy on 07/07/2024 19:13:04

Jul 7, 2024 - 8:11:32 PM
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3416 posts since 10/22/2007

Sounds more than fine to me!

Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine. Along came a chicken and said, "you're mine!"
The version I'm familiar with is the same as Soldier's Joy. I just goes to show, don't it?

Jul 7, 2024 - 8:17:35 PM

15019 posts since 9/23/2009

Oh hey, cool. You're gonna have to sing the whole thing for me now! thanks, Steve.

Jul 8, 2024 - 2:33:06 AM
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11992 posts since 12/2/2007

Steve may sing it for you, but Riley Puckett beat him to it by almost 100 years: A classic.
Clayton McMichen, who was not too generous in praising others, said in a later intervew that "it was Riley's singing that sold the records."
Your tune sounds more like "Battle Hymn of the Republic," aka "Hang John Brown from a Sour Apple Tree."

Edited by - DougD on 07/08/2024 02:40:56

Jul 8, 2024 - 3:51:50 AM
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1118 posts since 6/23/2007

Beautiful pics Peggy! Great fiddlin on that tune too, not familiar with it though, just know you played it very well whatever it was ! Raising the ol’ coffee cup to ya!

Jul 8, 2024 - 4:10:46 AM

15019 posts since 9/23/2009

Doug, exactly why I' ve never really listened to the tune or tried to play me it's just Glory, Glory I can't seem to hear it much different let alone play it different than that one.

Loy, I'm not familiar with it got stuck in my head after another FHO friend was playing it very nicely and talking about it quite a bit. I wish I could play it more like he did. But my freshly brewed cup raised to ya here...have a great day, my friend.

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