Bonaparte's Retreat

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  • #71786
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    A few U-tube videos of Bonaparte’s Retreat for a possible 2 part future lesson ! One part some thing like give or take like John Specker plays in whatever tuning or key , Then a 2nd part something  give or take like Roy Clark plays and sings the song version in the key of D so I can sing it ! If there’s any thing anyone would like to add please feel free to add your  view’s , Opinion’s matters !

    https://youtu.be/eNigFpaBBf8

    https://youtu.be/Cbhp6gkO_pE

    https://youtu.be/tsdKHY4pIMc

    https://youtu.be/f3-O0Bn1p0o

    BONAPARTE’S RETREAT

    Met the [D] girl I love
    In a town ‘way down in Dixie
    ‘Neath the stars above
    She was the sweetest girl I ever did see
    So I took her in my arms, and
    [A7] told her of her many charms, I
    [D] kissed her while the fiddles played, the
    [A7] Bonaparte’s Re-[D] treat.

    All the [D7] world was bright
    As I held her on that night
    And I heard her say
    “Please don’t ever go away”,
    [D] So I held her in my arms, and
    [A7] Told her of her many charms, I
    [D] Kissed her while the fiddles played, the
    [A7] Bonaparte’s Re-[D] treat.

    #71791
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    Joe
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    Great song Steve. Those cross tune versions really sound good. I play it in standard tuning kinda like the Roy Clark version, its a fun tune . I have found out at jams people play it mostly in standard tuning except for those that pack 2 fiddles with them.

    #71793
    cricket
    cricket
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    It’s a great tune, any ol’ way you play it!

    #71807
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    I agree with you joe on the standard tuning , Joe ! As I like singing it ! The Cross tuned like John Specker does , I think would be great fun for Johns kids fiddle camp , But at normal jams would be like a solo event ,which would still be a fun thing as long as someone could help with the back up or you bring your own backup , like a CD and a CD player , Which I do , as I play a lot of solo music for the seniors just Me and a CD player for backup , I love using Johns backup tracks at my solo events !

    #72112
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
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    Awesome, Steve! I will be working on this right after Memorial Day.

    #74919
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    Hakan Lindholm
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    I also like this version

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb8adcWuyLU

     

    #74923
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Hakan Lindholm , says I also like this version ! John is doing three different versions of this tune to soon be on the lesson page !

     

    #74936
    cricket
    cricket
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    John Specker is so good…but it always makes me laugh to watch somebody dance and sit down at the same time…lol.  Sorry…I know it’s really good, and really not funny, but it looks funny to me…I never saw anybody ever do that until seeing fiddlers do that on youtube.  I guess it’s a popular way to dance.

    #75735
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
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    I have the lesson for the Aly Bain version coming up tomorrow, then this version in DDAD is up next, along with Midnight on the Water.

    Here is me playing the Aly Bain version. It’s amazing how different these versions are!

    Oh, and don’t laugh, Cricket. :)

    #75740
    cricket
    cricket
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    I love that version!  It is cool that BR can just be played so many ways, sound so different.  I love the chord changes in there…just gives it a great feeling.  I’m gonna have to learn it like that!  Beautiful version.

    John, I would only laugh if your feet ended up in the video…lol.

    #75748
    John (BGD)
    John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Haha sometimes my bare toes do end up in the overhead camera view.  :)

    #75749
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    I’ve seen your dog walking around at your feet in a video or two…lol.

    #75751
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    I love this one , Got to learn it ! How long to play all three versions back to back maybe 12 minute’s or so Ha !

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