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    Love this song ! Just heard it in the new movie " Three Billboards". Going to learn/play it on mandolin. Looks fairly easy.
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain

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    Jesse McReynolds covered it on his Grateful Dead cover album. I think it’s called Jesse McReynolds and Friends.
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    Lots of settings to choose from: check out Wikipedia. There aren't many tunes with settings by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Gounod, Hindemith, Britten, Bing Crosby and Jerry Garcia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Jonas View Post
    Lots of settings to choose from: check out Wikipedia. There aren't many tunes with settings by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Gounod, Hindemith, Britten, Bing Crosby and Jerry Garcia!
    Hey, Martin. What was the name of the band that all those guys played in together?
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    In the Cristofaro Mandolin Method I, this song appears as Romance de la Rose (3rd Recreation) from the opera Martha (In the wikipedia link for The Last Rose of Summer: Friedrich von Flotow: aria "Letzte Rose" in the opera Martha (1847)).

    This video of a french singer, is exactly Cristofaro version:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jairo Ramos Parra View Post
    In the Cristofaro Mandolin Method I, this song appears as Romance de la Rose (3rd Recreation) from the opera Martha (In the wikipedia link for The Last Rose of Summer: Friedrich von Flotow: aria "Letzte Rose" in the opera Martha (1847)).
    Thanks for the pointer -- I had seen that but forgotten about it. For easy reference, here is the arrangement from Cristofaro, for two mandolins. I might try that myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ostrander View Post
    Jesse McReynolds covered it on his Grateful Dead cover album. I think itís called Jesse McReynolds and Friends.
    The album is called Songs of the Grateful Dead. The title of the Dead song is "Black Muddy River".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Jonas View Post
    Thanks for the pointer -- I had seen that but forgotten about it. For easy reference, here is the arrangement from Cristofaro, for two mandolins. I might try that myself.
    I have now recorded the Cristofaro arrangement as a duet on two bowlback mandolins:

    1890s Umberto Ceccherini mandolin (x2)



    I have somewhat pruned the double stops in the accompaniment -- I can play them, but the intro sounded a lot smoother without them. No idea why the score says "allegro grazioso". Flotow's original score said "larghetto" and that's how it's normally played.

    Martin

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