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    Jerusalem Ridge, Kentucky Mandolin, and Santa Claus (banjo tune?). I could play these 3 for hours, no wait I do!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Black View Post
    Glad I could help.
    New Five Cents ... I believe I've got it now Mike. Thanks! Your recording really helped. I got with my fiddle player friend today to jam a little and he even sang some of the lyrics to it. Pretty cool tune. When he plays it he doesn't do the middle part that you do.
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    Two tunes,both by Bill Monroe - "Stoney Lonesome" & "Brown County Breakdown",with Jim & Jesse's "Dixie Hoedown" as a close runner-up,
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    I have been really liking this OT fiddle tune lately. Maybe because it's a new one I've learned recently. "Lambs Wool Rag" Mando Mafia do an awesome version of it. It's a great fiddle tune. Tried to upload an mp3 of us jamming around on it but kept getting an error ... guess it's to large a file 8.42MB ??? Oh well
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    Sometimes the names of the tunes are so cool. I'm looking for help learning these, as I'm a poor reader of notation, but I can play 'em slow and know they're crackin' good. Put up audio of any of these, I'll be yer pal for life.
    Frog in The Well, The ####### Badger, Emergency Pants, The Potato on the Door, Jig of the Dead, Rub the Bag


    OK, well the badger was flatulent and the word started with an F.
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    I could pick from a half dozen of Vasser's numbers or the Benny Martin version of The Star Spangled Banner will send chills up your spine.
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    this was my fiddle player friend Dr. Bill Galloway playing Lambs wool rag on his #66 Monty grand artist helping me figure it out. he doesn't play mandolin much ... fiddle being his main thing. GREAT TUNE!!!!
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    Lambs Wool Rag ... a little OT jam we had the other nite after I had learned it enough to get through it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Snyder View Post
    Sometimes the names of the tunes are so cool. I'm looking for help learning these, as I'm a poor reader of notation, but I can play 'em slow and know they're crackin' good. Put up audio of any of these, I'll be yer pal for life.
    Frog in The Well, The ####### Badger, Emergency Pants, The Potato on the Door, Jig of the Dead, Rub the Bag


    OK, well the badger was flatulent and the word started with an F.
    Hey Mr. Mike, Here's a fiddle version of "Jig of the Dead" I think it is a cool. Haven't tried to learn any of these yet but I also found some mandolin tab pdf. files I could send you of all but one of those tunes. Let me know if you would like those and message me your email and I'll send em up.
    Happy tunes!
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    Mike,

    Could you spare a copy of the Badger tune? Are there lyrics? Bet they're a gas!


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Snyder View Post
    Sometimes the names of the tunes are so cool. I'm looking for help learning these, as I'm a poor reader of notation, but I can play 'em slow and know they're crackin' good. Put up audio of any of these, I'll be yer pal for life.
    Frog in The Well, The ####### Badger, Emergency Pants, The Potato on the Door, Jig of the Dead, Rub the Bag


    OK, well the badger was flatulent and the word started with an F.
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    Big Mon continues to be one of my faves. Also Dixie Hoedown, Kitchen Girl, Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Fishers Hornpipe and Liberty.

    Lady Be Good also works pretty good as a fiddle-kinda tune, but it's really more a jazzy instrumental. But get a bluegrass group playing it, and it's cool as the dickens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildpikr View Post
    Mike,

    Could you spare a copy of the Badger tune? Are there lyrics? Bet they're a gas!
    here ya go ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The ####### Badger.pdf  
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    Thanks!
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    From what I gather, there were more than one tune called The Flatulent Badger, and the one Mike sent was the only one that ever made it to print. No words, but it would be a fun songwriters challenge. The cybercensor would love it. I sourced these tunes from thesession.org. They've got thousands.
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    Far and away, Billy in the Lowground is my favorite* fiddle tune. I really like Whiskey Before Breakfast, and I'm working on adding that to my meager collection of playable songs.

    *Interestingly enough, it's the only fiddly tune I currently know how to play. I imagine there's some sort of correlation there...

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    Like most people here, picking a fave is tough, but Bear Isle (aka Rhil Bheara) is the perennial favourite. Really like the start in E-major for an E-minor (dorian) tune.

    Another fave is Farewell to Erin. I've been playing Farewell on various instruments for years, while I'm just starting to get Bear Isle under my fingers at a greatly reduced speed.

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    Indian Ate A Woodchuck / Rhys Jones

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    oh yeah, and Garfield's Blackberry Blossom / The Nashville Bluegrass Band

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    changes almost every day... lately I've been liking "chinquapin hunting" a lot. Just have to find someone else that knows it now...
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    5 Miles from Town
    Hangman's Reel
    Frosty Morn (Doc and Merle's version)
    Cherokee Trail (Modern Fiddle tune done by Dirk Powell and Tim O'brien on the Songs from the Mountain album)

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    Tam Lin/Glasgow Reel (trad.) in Dm
    Judy's Reel (trad.) in D
    Wild Rose of the Mountain (J.P.Fraley) in A7
    Belfast/Glasgow Hornpipe (trad.) in D
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    An Ed Haley OT fiddle tune today " Indian Ate a Woodchuck" Ed Haley was the best folks IMHO ...Here's my atempt...
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    I'm surprised that only one person has mentioned my favorite - Redwing.

    The group 'Steel Wheels' made a new arrangement with new words (yes, there are some old words) a few years ago which is pretty nice.

    Red Wing by Steel Wheels
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    I like that tune Mike, good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    I like that tune Mike, good job.
    Thanks David. I really like to hear a good fiddler playing that one. It gets the foot really tapping
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodwizard View Post
    Thanks David. I really like to hear a good fiddler playing that one. It gets the foot really tapping
    ...yeap, great tune. Good job Mike.

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