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    Boy, “Deepening Snow” has to be one of the most touching little tunes I’ve heard in years! I’m taking that one to the band! Thanks for sharing Allen!! “Snow Deer” might get in there too!
    I like Cliff Waldron’s version of “Ice Covered Birches” better but, I will listen to almost anyone’s, it’s a great “heart song” as a buddy of mine used to call them.
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    Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum recorded "Teardrops Falling in The Snow". They also played an original tune, written by Tom, called "Snowy Day"........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP6w...zdDSF&index=33
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    Claire Lynch Band - Snow Day from the Holiday! recording.
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    Previously mentioned "Snowflake Reel" is one of my all-time favorite tunes. It is also known as "Snowflake Breakdown", and was written by Canadian fiddler Wally Traugott. It goes together quite well with "Snowball" by Alan Munde and Brian Berline, which makes it a truly bluegrass snow tune.
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    [QUOTE=allenhopkins;1626237]Ice-Covered Birches



    Snow Deer (there's a Woody Guthrie vid with lyrics, too)




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    Snow Deer was written by Percy Wenrich and Jack Mahoney in 1913. The lyrics are about a Native American girl, in the same category as Silver Bell (also by Wenrich) and Red Wing. The only time I've heard it done by a Bluegrass group was when I sat in with Smiley Hobbs' group in Arlington, 49 years ago, playing Mr. Hobbs' mandolin. It works splendidly in that idiom, but it's not really about snow.


    And Woody Guthrie strikes some very strange chords in bars 3-4.

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    Is Snow Drop Bluegrass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie View Post
    Is Snow Drop Bluegrass?
    Many would say “No” but, I can hear a good version of it in my head! Anything can be done in the style if you are driven to do it. My band does “Streets of Bakersfield” as straight BG as possible. It’s fun to cross genres if you can do it with taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    Many would say “No” but, I can hear a good version of it in my head! Anything can be done in the style if you are driven to do it. My band does “Streets of Bakersfield” as straight BG as possible. It’s fun to cross genres if you can do it with taste.
    I couldn't agree more ... we do quite a few of JP songs in BG fashion ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJzalbTTc9Y ... (snow and Christmas in the lyrics anyway) ... Really doesn't seem that long ago when JP came out with this, makes me wonder where the years went!
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    "February Snow," written by Shel Silverstein and performed by Lester Flatt.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBCO90KBMRE

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    Here's a different :"Snowbird" that I play a lot: an old time Kentucky tune by Sammy Dyer. Also "Snowbird on the Ashbank". Sorry, Charley, to insert non-bluegrass tunes in here.
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    Hey Jim, it's cool with me. I played that one with the group back in Raleigh. Only we called it "Ash Bird On The Snowbank".
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    Here's Bruce Greene playing "Snowbird".

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    Hey,
    Does anyone know who wrote Ice Covered Birches? I have been told it was written by a guy named Carl Hoffman, kind of an Alaskan Bluegrass legend. Would love to know for sure.

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    Footprints in the snow-Big Mon?? Sled Ridin -Dale Sled. Snow Deer-fiddle tune banjo style by Don Reno.

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    One more -- "Snow White Grave," by Jimmy Martin.
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