Don’t Be Angry

This is an online fiddle lesson for country song "Don't Be Angry" by Stonewall Jackson.

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Genre: Country
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Keys of E

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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing and singing the country song "Don't Be Angry."

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Don't Be Angry

         E           A            E
Don't be angry at me darling if I fail to understand
         B7                              E     B7
All your little whims and wishes all the time
       E               A                 E
Just remember that I'm dumb I guess like any foolish man
       B7                                  E    B7
And my head stays sorta foggy cause you're mine

Well I recall the first time that I flirted with you dear
When I jokingly said come and be my bride
Now that time has turned the pages it's the sweetest joke on earth
That I have you near forever by my side

Maybe someday you're gonna hurt me I've been hurting of before
Only God can know and time alone will tell
But in the mean time I'll keep loving you with all my heart and soul
And pray God to let it last if it's his will

So don't be angry...

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  • #54520
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Thanks John , Love what you did for this tune for me . I knew in my heart it would be a pretty violin tune to play and I am not disappointed . You did a great job singing it too . I like all three versions !

    #54524
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Thanks again Steve!

    #54528
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Wow…that’s got a great sound!  Great job, John!  Beautiful song made even more beautiful.  The song is very nice and the fiddle breaks are awesome. Steve, thanks for bringing this one to the light of day…

    #54534
    AvatarHakan Lindholm
    Participant

    Great lesson! Many thanks. This is one of my old favorites.

    #54540
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Glad you like it! There are so many great old country tunes (See Nancy’s list!) that are falling by the wayside. Stonewall Jackson seemed to always sing positive songs. I can remember loving “Waterloo” when I was a kid.

    #54716
    JustineJustine
    Participant

    Lovely arrangements of this appealing song!

    #54717
    AvatarAngela
    Participant

    Oh my, John!  Super sweet licks!!  Thanks for such a beautiful example.  And thanks to Steve to adding it to our coffers!

    #54732
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Your all welcome this is one of my all time favorites , Where you get to keep the house the dog and cat , car and spouse haha

    #54982
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Amen! 🙂 I love songs with a good message.

    #55266
    ruckydooruckydoo
    Participant

    Little Bride has loved this song for decades!   She silently applauds when I practice it and that makes me wonder if I haven’t said that  to her  often enough?   Now when either one of us messes things up a bit, we gently sing “Don’t be Angry” to each other and that occurs fairly frequently too.

    #55292
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    That’s really sweet, Ralph. Very inspiring to me.

    #55302
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    I used to play guitar and sing walk around and kneel on knee and sing that song dedicating that song to couples and or a song just as sweet . Now if I kneel I need someone to help me up LOL

    #55309
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    I’m sure that was nice, Steve.  Kneeling is for folks under 50!

    #55312
    RockRock
    Participant

    Me too, Steve!

    #55327
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Haha that’s funny.

    #55346
    RockRock
    Participant

    It is just funny for those who can still kneel!  🙂

    #55348
    ruckydooruckydoo
    Participant

    Kneeling isn’t too much of problem for me. however, rising back up has been something of a problem so always find a place with a prop before bending the knees.   Having a big dog has been helpful to me as she’ll come and patiently stand while I use her to get up.    Scratching her ears is the payback so that’s cheap enough.   Cats?  Not so handy!

    #55354
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    I guess its time to get a big dog !

    #55360
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    I have two tiny chihuahuas…I could stack them up and use them as leverage maybe…hmmm…something inside my head screams NOOOOO to that idea!

    #55372
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    So I guess none of you guys are going to be doing that Chuck Berry impersonation any time soon…

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