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gDGBD - I learned "Trifling Woman" from Josh Hayes of Watauga County, North Carolina. Hayes learn...

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I learned "Unquiet Grave" (Cold Blows the Wind, Child 78) from a 1960s recording of Hedy West and...

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I learned "Trifling Woman" from Josh Hayes of Watauga County, North Carolina. Josh learned it fro...

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George Washburn Lyon and Patrick Healy began manufacturing banjos in Chicago, Illinois during the...

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This unmarked "Dobson" has an unusual 12-inch rim, new goatskin head, new Five Star tuners, reproduction No-Knot tailpiece, and a Clifford Essex bridge. All Dobson banjos (even the "Silver Bell" models) were probably produced by Buckbee in New York City from the early 1880s until his bankruptcy in 1901. By that time, Buckbee had been bought out by Rettberg & Lange.
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Cold blows the wind my true love
Cold blows the driving rain,
I never had but one true love
In the greenwood he was slain

I'll do as much for my true love
As any woman may,
I'll sit and mourn all on his grave
For twelve months and a day

When twelve months and a day had passed
The dead began to speak,
Saying who is this who mourns for me
And will not let me sleep?

One kiss more my own true love
One kiss more I crave,
Give me a kiss of your sweet lips
And I'll go from your grave

My lips are cold as clay true love
My breath is sulfur strong,
If you kiss my rotting lips
Your days will not be long

Mourn not for me my own true love
Mourn not for me I pray,
For I must leave you all alone
'Til Death calls you away

I learned "Unquiet Grave" (Cold Blows the Wind, Child 78, Roud 51) from a 1960s recording of Hedy West from Cartersville, Georgia.
https://youtu.be/wh-bV0pWDdY


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gDGBD. In this video I demonstrate my take on Lawrence Eller's "Going to Georgia, " and discuss a...

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Clifton Hicks

from 03 Mar, 2021

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from 02 Mar, 2021

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gDGBD relative (d♯B♭D♯GB♭ actual). I learned "Bonnie George Campbell" from a recording of Bascom ...

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f♯DF♯AD - I learned this song from George Gibson of Knott County, Kentucky. In this tutorial I explain the history behind the song, and how the tune is played using traditional overhand (clawhammer) and two-finger banjo picking techniques.

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from 15 Feb, 2021

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f♯DF♯AD I learned this song from Josh Hayes of Watauga County, North Carolina, who probably learn...

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"Soldiers came and took us from our home. They first surrounded our house and they took the mare ...

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f♯DF♯AD - I learned "Old Reuben" (aka Reuben's Train, Train 45, 500 Miles, 800 Miles, or just Reu...

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"Walker Calhoun, respected Cherokee elder, sang the traditional sacred dance songs of the Cheroke...

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Mabel Cawthorn (Maybel Cawthorn) plays "Old Reuben" and "John Henry" on the 5-string banjo at her...

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Banjo player, coal miner, and farmer, Rudell Thomas, recorded by George Gibson and Carroll Smith ...

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The Truth About Banjo History: https://youtu.be/KK7So0x3t4Q

The Truth About "Racist" Folk Songs: https://youtu.be/oIIeu3ii6jM

The Truth About Old-Time Music: https://youtu.be/at8UhyeAQJU

The Truth About Banjo Stereotypes: https://youtu.be/PTjiMGNLb7A

Link to the full Q&A: https://youtu.be/CxIW2Gx-QGc
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f#DF#AD. This tune is generally called "Reuben's Train, " "Old Reuben, " "Train 45, " "500 Miles,...

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This tutorial demonstrates two traditional approaches (in two traditional tunings) to the early b...

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from 10 Jan, 2021

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f#DGAD relative (eCFGC actual). I arranged this version of "Death and the Lady" after hearing a r...

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In 1913 Lyon and Healy introduced the "Improved George Washburn" banjo featuring their new and im...

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