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    I just learned "The Squirrel Hunters". While looking around for versions of it, I came across this site that explains who the Squirrel Hunters actually were. I had assumed it was named for the activity of hunting squirrels. I found out differently.

    http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=635

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolirius View Post
    I just learned "The Squirrel Hunters". While looking around for versions of it, I came across this site that explains who the Squirrel Hunters actually were. I had assumed it was named for the activity of hunting squirrels. I found out differently.

    http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=635
    Damn, I've been making up stories about it to lead into the next song on our list,
    Squirrel Heads and Gravy. I'd better not let the truth interfere with a good story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bunting View Post
    Damn, I've been making up stories about it to lead into the next song on our list,
    Squirrel Heads and Gravy. I'd better not let the truth interfere with a good story!
    Yeah, it makes for a good chronology....hunt the squirrel then cook it up in some nice gravy. But I thought the truth was a pretty good story, too.

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    Doing a bit more reading, I came across this quote:

    For about two weeks, military authorities tried to make soldiers of this independent lot. Finally, the rebel threat passed. General Smith wrote to General Lew Wallace in Cincinnati on September 17. "Reports from the front state that the enemy are in full retreat...Cannot I get rid of the Squirrel hunters? They are under no control."

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    Half Past Four... is my most recent favorite tune to play! Great fiddle tune that sounds pretty good on the mando too.
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    Korolenko: http://mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ487_korolenko.html

    In a set with Louis Cyr: http://mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ215_louis_cyr.html

    and Reel des menteries: http://mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ1...menteries.html

    I already know Louis Cyr, so that's only two new tunes to learn.

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    I'm on a roll!..... just learned: Jump Fingers, Jimmy in the Swamp and Old Virginia Reel
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    Been learning out of Mandolin Picker's Fakebook. From the OPs original post...June Apple still alludes me.

    Recently picked up Whiskey Before Breakfast, and now just about have Staten Island Hornpipe pegged.

    Been revisiting another half dozen or so including Fisher's Hornpipe, Liberty, Girl I left Behind (Waxie's Dargle) and Golden Slippers, etc. This is over and above 8 or 9 I can already play through.

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    Also using Fiddler's Fake Book along with a couple Sessions books: the latest: Kesh Jig and The Earl's Chair Reel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta Callahan View Post
    Also using Fiddler's Fake Book along with a couple Sessions books: the latest: Kesh Jig and The Earl's Chair Reel
    I learned Kesh Jig from the Fakebood too, but modified it to sound like what someone else was playing, I think Barb Shultz' video. The version she played sounds more like what I'm used to, from some song The Pogues play it to. I dunno if it's more simple or more complex (simple I think). I found parts of the Fakebook version to be cumbersome to play through.
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    "Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel"
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    Those of us who follow this thread can adequately play lots and lots of fiddle tunes. In my own pursuit to master as many of these tunes as finger memory permits, some of the best known tunes have, so far, evaded my attention. Right now, I'm spending the time learning Red Haired Boy and Cherokee Shuffle.
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    Willot's Horpipe
    Frisky Jim
    Burt County Breakdown

    That's my current three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Snyder View Post
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    is that really "Coffee" or is it "Cuffey?" Never heard the former, but play the latter.

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    My new tunes are Lonesome Moonlight Waltz, and Road To Columbus! I love all the tunes on "Kenny Baker plays Bill Monroe", and my goal is to learn all these tunes well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Nollman View Post
    Those of us who follow this thread can adequately play lots and lots of fiddle tunes. In my own pursuit to master as many of these tunes as finger memory permits, some of the best known tunes have, so far, evaded my attention. Right now, I'm spending the time learning Red Haired Boy and Cherokee Shuffle.
    I'm with ya there. I don't play Cherokee Shuffle or Bill Cheatem. Need to learn 'em!

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    Crossing the Cumberland.

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    Maggots In The Sheep Hide. Hideous image, lovely tune.
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    Sounding pretty good: Congress Reel, Beth Cohen's
    Getting there: March of the Banchory Strathspey & Reel Society
    Next Up: Deveron Slide
    Wonder if I could: Learn Flower O' The Quern played as a Stratspey
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    I've been learning Angelena the Baker, Stoney Point, and Forked Deer on the mandolin. But I'm just a beginer...
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    Little Dutch Girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Pilgrim View Post
    Little Dutch Girl.
    Michael, if you haven't heard it, there's a nice version of this on Sadie Compton's *Trouble Come Knockin*. Mike Compton, James Bryan, and Alan O'Bryant play the tune with her.

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    Here's a goodie: Chinuapin Hunting

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    The Chiquapin Hunting I've learned has a completely different melody than that with 3 parts to it. But I like that version too.
    "Moses Hoe the Corn" is my new one ... great little melody to it.
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    Ah, I finally nailed the Fakebook Kesh jig, guess the cumbersome part was why I had some trouble!. Some other versions are available in other books I have. I'll check out eh Pogues version ... and the Song of the Week versions.

    Quote Originally Posted by theCOOP View Post
    I learned Kesh Jig from the Fakebood too, but modified it to sound like what someone else was playing, I think Barb Shultz' video. The version she played sounds more like what I'm used to, from some song The Pogues play it to. I dunno if it's more simple or more complex (simple I think). I found parts of the Fakebook version to be cumbersome to play through.
    Working on Kid on the Mountain right now, but using Mel Bay's session book, not the Fakebook version. It's a bugger of a tune, but I love listening to it.

    Finally aced Wind that Shakes the Barley, but nowhere near that triplet action that Jill does so easily.

    Love Chiquapin Hunting .... it may go on the back burner!
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