Long Black Veil

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  • #28104
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    A spooky old country ballad especially for the season.

    Long Black Veil

    #28109
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    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 ScottGreat Scott
    Moderator

    Loved it!!!!!!!    🙂

    MWAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!!!!

    #28142
    nagumaqnagumaq
    Participant

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

    #28151
    AvatarAngela
    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 (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

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

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

    #28158
    AvatarAngela
    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
    Avatar1943
    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 (BGD)John (BGD)
    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
    ruckydooruckydoo
    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 (BGD)John (BGD)
    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!

    #86383
    PhatgrassmandyPhatgrassmandy
    Participant

    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..

    #86420
    MariaRMariaR
    Participant

    The tune seems a lot happier than it should…..

    #86427
    AvatarAngela
    Participant

    MariaR….good point. Redwing is like that too!

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