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.
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!
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!
I love this tune.. my dad did this song but now also my son that is 21 is doing this song.. I seen more of a beginner version of this song on a fiddlehead video.. I wish I could get my hands on the tabs for that.. I’ve been trying very hard with double stops but I’m just not there yet..