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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  • #55551
    Avatar1943
    Participant

    Oh my gosh, I just come back on after being away for a very long time. Just want to say that I love this beautiful song and especially your singing and the fiddle is heavenly!!  I must learn this tune!! or I mean song although I’ll never be able to sing. Great lesson John and must start to learn it really soon.

    Ann

    #55553
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Every time I play and sing this tune it brings back memories, Ann I am glad you like it , this ones been in my rotation for at least 40 years I never get tired of it .

    #55565
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Well it’s been a few weeks since I played my guitar like that, John!

    #55571
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Although I did roller skate with my grandson tonight…he just seems too lonely always just skating by himself.  It’s been over 25 years since I’ve been on skates, back when I used to skate with daughter.  My worst fear was knowing how terrible my insurance is after I tried to use it once in the past 20 years or so and it cost me nearly 2,000 dollars just for them to say nothing serious wrong…now, after all these years of getting older and older while not being on a pair of roller skates, I imagined myself wracking up tens of thousands of dollars getting my bones put back together…but I made out ok…the lights were the worst part…lol…I don’t understand why you need swirling flashing colorful lights to skate under.  I lived to tell about it, though….maybe I’ll try some of that fancy stuff in the video now …lol.

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    #55576
    rodgerrodger
    Participant

    Now that is ‘terrifying’…Crickets bones scattered all over..glad you survived Cricket & didn’t have to pay the kings ransom…

    #55578
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Thanks…yeah it was terrifying, almost as terrifying as soundposts, but I felt sad watching him skate by himself all the time at the end of Granny Days…it being dollar night at the skating rink.  I used to skate with my daughter all the time so I’m like, quit being scared of your age and get out there and play with him!

    #55579
    RockRock
    Participant

    Roller skating grandma!!  Score for all the grands!!  Way to go, Cricket!!

    #55587
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Well I gotta say I was a shaky, off-balance mess of a human being…but I guess sooner or later it should come back to me…lol.  I was scaring other folks…a hazard to myself and everybody, but my grandson Roro helped guard the innocent from my presence on the rink.  I dropped out for the limbo, fearing loss of life and limb, and for sure loss of limb-bo, but Roro won first place last night…with what looked like less than two feet of space. Hopefully it comes back to you after a few tries…too bad next Thursday is Thanksgiving…that’s gonna set my skating back a few notches, missing a week again, after 25 years or so…lol…I need practice.

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    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by cricketcricket.
    #55603
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Ann, I’m glad you enjoyed the song! I hope to hear you play it. It is great to hear from you. I hope you are doing well.

    We used to have a skating rink in the old gym on Friday nights at my elementary school, and yes, we did the limbo while they played “Do the Limbo Rock!” Wow, that really brings back the memories…

    #55611
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    As long as they aren’t memories of laying in the hospital in traction…lol!

    #55613
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Our old town had a skating rink…concrete floor and leaky roof…we always skated Sunday afternoons after church.  When it rained or snow was melting, you got little slick surprises around the rink where the puddles formed…lol.  And, it hurt to fall on that floor.  I skated with my daughter, but unlike my grandson’s situation, she knew all the other kids out there skating…there was a tight knit community down there…up here the only people that socialize are people that already know each other…he can go out there and there’s just no interaction with anybody…they all know somebody or have siblings, cousins, etc.,…so I just feel like he’d have more fun if he has somebody to play with and skate with out there.  Might be better if he wasn’t home schooled, maybe he’d know some of them, but we have the worst school here I ever saw and the drug problems are rampant…kids crying getting on the school bus because their parents will be in jail before they get back from school, etc. Anyway…time for Granny to step in!  I used to like skating with my daughter, but I totally lost it over these recent decades!

    #55617
    RockRock
    Participant

    Lol, recent decades!

    But you did it!

    I think all old rinks are in bad shape?

    #55628
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    This one is pretty old but they just re-did the floor, just a few weeks ago…so it’s an old rink, old floor, but new surface and really a good skating surface now.  So f I crash all my bones, at least it should be easier to scoop mmyself back up from a nice, smooth surface.

    #55661
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    I would be really nervous about strapping on skates at this point in my life…

    #55672
    fiddlewoodfiddlewood
    Participant

    I’m with John…I balk at eliminating friction where I contact the ground…

    #55674
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    I gotta say it was interesting…I mean, I skated with Annie up until she was about 11 or 12…now she’s 38… meanwhile, I haven’t been getting younger…lol.  But when I put the skates on I could tell right away my brain lost communication with my legs…I was like…this must be how it is to have a bad injury, stroke, etc.  it was like my legs couldn’t make a connection with my brain.  If I hadn’t skated so much years earlier, I woulda taken the skates off right then and there…but I knew in the past my brain had recognized my legs with skates on, so I was hoping to connections would come back again.  Well, they didn’t all the way…but it was improving ad the night went along.  I figure it might take a few weeks to get that brain-leg connection back.  I think it’s interesting, especially after having read not too long ago that bicycling helps Parkinson’s patients relieve symptoms and get control of their bodies for several hours after riding a bicycle fir a certain amount of time.  This skating seemed like a definite brain-body communication problem.

    #55678
    rodgerrodger
    Participant

    I think the saying is true, that people don’t get old who don’t have time for it.  People don’t get old until they sit down & have lots of time for it.

    (My silly saying for the day)

    #55679
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Well that might be right…except, you could get old real fast if you broke all your bones on the skating rink…lol…and then the fun’s all over.

    #55680
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Ha that’s a good saying, Rodger. Cricket’s probably right; one way to make time for getting old is to be incapacitated by a skating accident. 🙂

    #55685
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    I’ve known people who did real well up in their years, but after something bad, car accident, surgery, something like that, they took a bad turn for the worst and never got back to being strong and independent.  I never heard of it happening that way on roller skates, though…lol…that might be too embarrassing to tell about.

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