Long Black Veil

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  • #28104

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    A spooky old country ballad especially for the season.

    Long Black Veil

    #28109

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is one of three scary tunes I had planned for an October surprise. 🙂 This one is intermediate, and “Bringing Mary Home” is a beginner tune. The advanced tune is “Ballad of Sally Ann,” which I am trying to finish before the holiday.

    #28106
    Great Scott
    Great Scott
    Moderator

    Loved it!!!!!!!    🙂

    MWAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!!!!

    #28142
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Beautiful, love your voice John! Great tune , classic intro,
    Thank you,
    Gu

    #28151

    Angela
    Participant

    Thanks, John!  I like this old tune.  Love the breaks….I’ll have it in my toolbox now!!

    It is a scary tune though.

    Nobody knows….but me.

    #28156

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    [quote=28151]Nobody knows….but me.[/quote]

    A ghost with bad grammar. What could be more frightful?

    #28158

    Angela
    Participant

    Stop, John, you’re killing me….so to speak.

    And, in the spirit (ha) of the song, afford some license.  “Nobody knows and nobody spies…”  just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

    #28181

    1943
    Participant

    John, I’m at a loss for words except for FANTASTIC. Beautiful breaks and what a sweet smooth voice you have! Many thanks for posting these songs.

    Ann

    #28190

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hahaha Angela, you’re right. My mom was an English teacher for a while, and she still cringes when she listens to bluegrass music. When we first learned “Rocky Top,” she made us say “Wish that I were on old Rocky Top” (subjunctive mood) instead of “Wish that I was on old Rocky Top” (hillbilly mood). Eventually though, she just gave up.

    Thank you Ann! I appreciate that. It does feel good when a song is actually in my vocal range. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    #28883
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    An unhappy song but the melody is fantastic.   Have often wished that the story had been happier but when I heard it again a few weeks back on an  old time radio station, I was thrilled.   Thank you for the help in learning it for the fiddle.  Will take a stab at it!

    #28889

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Fantastic! Yep, it’s a classic. I’m looking forward to getting a lot more of the classic country fiddle breaks onto the site. Hope to hear you playing this in the Lion’s Den, Ralph!

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