Week #325 ~ Train on the Island

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's winner is Train on the Island, which was submitted as an Old Time tune. I'm not familiar with it.

    Here is a very detailed history of the tune/song.

    Here is a link to the notation on Traditional Old Time Music

    Here are some videos

    This ought to be fun! I know we've got some great singers in this group, too!
  2. jonny250
    ive not heard this one before. sounds fun Liking that Joe Walsh version...
  3. Niavlys
    I heard this one very recently, in this long interview/performance of Michael Daves. It's the first tune that he plays (starts at 1:14).

  4. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Here's an old time Train on the Island:

  5. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Here's the latest from the Saw Mountain String Band. We are: Marcy on harmonica, Jeff on 5 string banjo, and Michael on mandolin and guitar. This is a real old time string band number. It's in the key of G and isn't too difficult to play. However, we all really had to pay attention to the somewhat different song structure on this one! (I wrote out the chords beforehand just to be sure I got it right...)

    We were working on this song before it became a Song of the Week and we've just finished it today.

  6. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Just wanted to bump this one back up before it disappears forever.
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