Bonaparte's Retreat

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    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

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

    #71807
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
    Participant

    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 !

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

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