October 16, 2017 at 8:43 PM #54519
This is an online fiddle lesson for the country song “Don’t Be Angry.” The song was written by Wade Jackson but performed by his brother, Stonewall Jackson. This tune is compliments of BGD member Steve Srader. Thank you, Steve, for this great country tune. Don’t Be AngryOctober 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM #54520
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 !October 18, 2017 at 11:13 PM #54524
Thanks again Steve!October 19, 2017 at 6:55 AM #54528
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…October 20, 2017 at 4:29 PM #54534
Great lesson! Many thanks. This is one of my old favorites.October 21, 2017 at 8:55 AM #54540
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.October 26, 2017 at 6:29 AM #54716
Lovely arrangements of this appealing song!October 26, 2017 at 11:12 AM #54717
Oh my, John! Super sweet licks!! Thanks for such a beautiful example. And thanks to Steve to adding it to our coffers!October 26, 2017 at 7:42 PM #54732
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 hahaNovember 1, 2017 at 9:45 AM #54982
Amen! 🙂 I love songs with a good message.November 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM #55266
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.November 8, 2017 at 9:44 PM #55292
That’s really sweet, Ralph. Very inspiring to me.November 8, 2017 at 11:19 PM #55302
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 LOLNovember 9, 2017 at 7:28 AM #55309
I’m sure that was nice, Steve. Kneeling is for folks under 50!November 9, 2017 at 9:55 AM #55312
Me too, Steve!November 9, 2017 at 10:16 PM #55327
Haha that’s funny.November 10, 2017 at 9:21 AM #55346
It is just funny for those who can still kneel! 🙂November 10, 2017 at 11:33 AM #55348
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!November 10, 2017 at 2:42 PM #55354
I guess its time to get a big dog !November 10, 2017 at 4:25 PM #55360
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!November 10, 2017 at 8:19 PM #55372
So I guess none of you guys are going to be doing that Chuck Berry impersonation any time soon…November 16, 2017 at 6:52 AM #55551
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.
AnnNovember 16, 2017 at 10:23 AM #55553
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 .November 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM #55565
Well it’s been a few weeks since I played my guitar like that, John!November 16, 2017 at 9:31 PM #55571
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.
November 16, 2017 at 11:42 PM #55576
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by cricket.
Now that is ‘terrifying’…Crickets bones scattered all over..glad you survived Cricket & didn’t have to pay the kings ransom…November 17, 2017 at 7:26 AM #55578
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!November 17, 2017 at 10:11 AM #55579
Roller skating grandma!! Score for all the grands!! Way to go, Cricket!!November 17, 2017 at 7:17 PM #55587
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.
November 18, 2017 at 12:08 AM #55603
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by cricket.
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…November 18, 2017 at 7:36 AM #55611
As long as they aren’t memories of laying in the hospital in traction…lol!November 18, 2017 at 7:46 AM #55613
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!November 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM #55617
Lol, recent decades!
But you did it!
I think all old rinks are in bad shape?November 18, 2017 at 7:23 PM #55628
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.November 19, 2017 at 4:52 PM #55661
I would be really nervous about strapping on skates at this point in my life…November 19, 2017 at 5:26 PM #55672
I’m with John…I balk at eliminating friction where I contact the ground…November 19, 2017 at 7:42 PM #55674
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.November 19, 2017 at 9:44 PM #55678
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)November 19, 2017 at 10:40 PM #55679
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.November 20, 2017 at 12:48 AM #55680
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. 🙂
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