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    Default Cover of Gillian Welch's "Acony Bell"

    More a country/old-timey kind of tune, with the vocal taking the lead. I poke around on the mandolin doing the high (capo'd) intro/outro guitar part of the original.

    It's something I wanted to do with the singer after we did Orphan Girl (from the same Revival album) as an online collab when the open mic where we met was shut down in 2020. This one turned out to be part online, as both of us could not manage to get together, so it turned into a "homes" recording kind of exercise. Another open mic friend provided some lead guitar.

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    The song was the inspiration for the inlay in this mandola.

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    Default Re: Cover of Gillian Welch's "Acony Bell"

    great tune, sounds nice
    We used to play this one all the time at the farm jams.
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    Good job instrumentally and vocally!

    As I am a botanist, I have been long familiar with the story of the "loss" and refinding of Acony/Oconee bells (Shortia galacifolia):

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