May 10, 2019 at 11:26 AM #71786
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 !
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.
May 11, 2019 at 6:53 AM #71791
- This topic was modified 4 months ago by Steve Srader.
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.May 11, 2019 at 6:59 AM #71793
It’s a great tune, any ol’ way you play it!May 11, 2019 at 11:53 AM #71807
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 !May 18, 2019 at 3:31 PM #72112
Awesome, Steve! I will be working on this right after Memorial Day.July 30, 2019 at 11:06 AM #74919
Hakan LindholmParticipantJuly 30, 2019 at 11:19 AM #74923
Hakan Lindholm , says I also like this version ! John is doing three different versions of this tune to soon be on the lesson page !
July 30, 2019 at 9:16 PM #74936
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Steve Srader.
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.August 22, 2019 at 10:41 PM #75735
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. :)August 23, 2019 at 6:42 AM #75740
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.August 23, 2019 at 1:44 PM #75748
Haha sometimes my bare toes do end up in the overhead camera view. :)August 23, 2019 at 3:25 PM #75749
I’ve seen your dog walking around at your feet in a video or two…lol.August 23, 2019 at 10:53 PM #75751
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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