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Mar-16-2004, 3:00am
I searched here, co-mando and google with no luck. #Anybody have tab for this? #Many thanks.


Mar-16-2004, 3:11pm
Never heard of it. Do you mean Sleepy Eyed John?

Mar-16-2004, 5:45pm
are you talking about the tune norman plays on one of his records with peter o? if so, i've been playing it lately and might be willing to tab it out sometime. joe

Mar-18-2004, 4:09pm
Between Get Up John, Cotton Eyed Joe and Sleepy Eyed John, I'm getting confused.

Mar-18-2004, 4:58pm
I would pose the same question as suggested above... Are you sure you aren't thinking of "Sleepy eye'd JOHN".. - Anyhow, good luck. Keep us "posted"... Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Mar-18-2004, 11:27pm
Well, I'm not sure. I know it was Norman Blake, but I thought it said "Sleepy Eyed Joe" on my internet radio station.

The website http://folkindex.mse.jhu.edu/S11.htm#Sleeyjo
indicates "Sleepy Eyed Joe" was cut 7 on Whiskey Before Breakfast"

Sleepy Eyed Joe

Rm - Hey! Wake Up John
Ashby, John; and the Free State Ramblers. Fiddling by the Hearth, County 773, LP (1979), cut# 3
Blake, Norman. Whiskey Before Breakfast, Rounder 0063, LP (1987), cut# 7
Enloe, Lyman. Fiddle Tunes I Recall, County 762, LP, cut# 20

More thoughts? Thanks.


Mar-18-2004, 11:37pm
I think this was the album. Natasha's Waltz
by Norman & Nancy Blake

The mando solo caught my ear and I remember the artists were Normand and Nancy.

Mar-19-2004, 9:21am
Between Get Up John, Cotton Eyed Joe and Sleepy Eyed John, I'm getting confused.
Hey! Speaking of Get up John, I need the tab to that. Anyone have it? That song just blows me away. TIA,


Mar-19-2004, 10:40am
Brian2... you ain't the ONLY one it "blows away' - Especially Scaggs's version on "Live at Charleston Music Hall'... Good luck with it. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Mar-19-2004, 11:20am
Best source is the Co-Mando tef tracks.

Mar-22-2004, 4:49pm
If you mean the song that uses an alternate open D tuning,I know it as Get Up John/Sleepy Eyed John, then I am currently working it out with my instructor. We are transcribing it from a Frank Wakefield album. It seems to be a pretty easy song for the left hand but a bear for the right. I will try and get it into Tab in the next two weeks or so. I am just swamped with work now. Otherwise I can send you a copy of my chicken scratches on paper, and you can finish it.

I believe Sam Bush does it on a instructional video.