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    I've gotten some comments that chord melody isn't really applicable to non-Jazz tunes. So, I thought I'd try exactly that. Here's my chord melody arrangement of Arkansas Traveler. I hope you enjoy it!


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    That is so cool. Thanks
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    "Uhh... hello, stranger"
    "Hello there, stranger"
    "Does this road go all the way to Little Rock?"
    "I been standing here all day and it hasn't gone nowhere yet!"

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    Huh?
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    "Uhh... hello, stranger"
    "Hello there, stranger"
    "Does this road go all the way to Little Rock?"
    "I been standing here all day and it hasn't gone nowhere yet!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWeinstein View Post
    Huh?
    That is a reference to the Stanley Brothers recording of their take on the Arkansas Traveler skit involving a stranger asking a local farmer various questions and getting nonsensical answers. The Stanley Bro's recording is called "How Far to Little Rock".

    Nice job on the tune.
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    Best version of Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee I've ever heard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    That is a reference to the Stanley Brothers recording of their take on the Arkansas Traveler skit involving a stranger asking a local farmer various questions and getting nonsensical answers. The Stanley Bro's recording is called "How Far to Little Rock".

    Nice job on the tune.
    I was actually unfamiliar with this version, but am happy to learn of it! The version I was referencing was recorded by Garcia and Grisman as Arkansas Traveler on 'Not For Kids Only' and paraphrases much of the same dialogue from the Stanley Brothers' recording
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    If I remember there are two pages of jokes before getting to the B part of the tune.
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