Long Black Veil
October 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM #28104October 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM #28109
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.October 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM #28106Great ScottModerator
Loved it!!!!!!! 🙂
MWAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!!!!October 29, 2015 at 12:33 PM #28142nagumaqParticipant
Beautiful, love your voice John! Great tune , classic intro,
GuOctober 29, 2015 at 1:34 PM #28151
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.October 29, 2015 at 2:22 PM #28156
[quote=28151]Nobody knows….but me.[/quote]
A ghost with bad grammar. What could be more frightful?October 29, 2015 at 7:11 PM #28158
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.October 29, 2015 at 10:35 PM #281811943Participant
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.
AnnOctober 29, 2015 at 11:50 PM #28190
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!November 26, 2015 at 10:06 AM #28883
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!November 26, 2015 at 12:54 PM #28889
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!October 13, 2020 at 7:20 PM #86383PhatgrassmandyMember
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..October 16, 2020 at 3:55 PM #86420MariaRParticipant
The tune seems a lot happier than it should…..October 17, 2020 at 7:47 PM #86427
MariaR….good point. Redwing is like that too!November 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM #86584
Since RED WING is perhaps the first song that I recall ever hearing, as my Gramma sang it to me as a lullaby. I’ve been working on it and have nearly gotten it to where I’d play it to someone else.
The second song that I recall as a lullaby is River Of Memories (also on my list) that my dad loved and sang to me and I could only recall the first line until finding it onYouTube. Wonderful, wonderful memories!November 3, 2020 at 10:39 AM #86585
I can’t read it! I can’t get the picture any larger. The notes anymore since they’re so small and unreadable. Is it only me?
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