The Clumsy Lover

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  • #60157

    Angela
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    i heard an Irish fiddle player play this and really like the tune. Then I heard a BG version on a public piped in music at a park.

    Does anybody know any good BG versions of this?

    #60159
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    I’ve heard the tune done in the keys of A, G and D, all in Irish style. I haven’t heard it done Bluegrass style yet by any Bluegrassers. There must be someone who has done it……..Another name for it is “The Sloppy Kisser”.

    #60162
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    LOL…I won’t be able to listen to it until I can stop laughing at the title…lol.  I’ve heard some funny fiddle tune titles…that’s about as funny as any I’ve come across.

    #60163
    rodger
    rodger
    Participant

    Yea, sloppy kisser sounds like my dog…

    #60176
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Maybe the tune is about  dog…one thing about our chihuahuas…they dont kiss as sloppy as most other dogs.  Cricket, though, if she gets mad at you, she will spit at you.  Cut her toenails and you’ll get spat upon…lol…I never had a dog that did that before.

    #60195

    Angela
    Participant

    Fred…good info.  I’ve looked around for both and still no luck.

    I thought The Clumsy Lover just meant the boyfriend tripped a lot.  The alternate title makes me wonder.

    #60200
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    There’s some weird fiddle tunes out there…lol.  Maybe we should just play the music and don’t ask…lol.

    #60207

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    I guess he was all thumbs?

    OK, I really owe you the music. It’s now available for download on the Sheet Music page!

    https://bluegrassdaddy.com/tablature-and-sheet-music/

    Not really bluegrass, but it’s the six Neil Dickey reel variations that would sound great with a bluegrass rhythm.

    #60260
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Ok…let’s hear it on the lion’s den…lol!

    #60268

    Angela
    Participant

    Ha. I want to learn some of it. I really like the last variation. I wish I could figure out who was playing the one I heard. It was the last version but down an octave I think.

    #60286
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Tick tock, tick tock…anxiously waitiing!

    #60300

    Angela
    Participant

    I’m starting to think what I heard wasn’t really Clumsy Lover but something that sounded sort of like it.  Now I’m really perplexed.  But, I’ll learn Clumsy Lover eventually….don’t hold your breath, Cricket…it’s way down on the priority list right now.  Unfortunately, behind taxes, work, laundry, grocery shopping, band songs….well…you get the idea.  :^D

    #60301

    Angela
    Participant

    THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED.

    What I heard was not The Clumsy Lover (although I like that song a lot and plan to learn it).  What I heard was Arkansas Hop.  So…I like this one too.  I need to learn it.

    And we come full circle to Chaos.

    #60302
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Ok…I better take a deep breath…lol.  Yep, from clumsy lover, sloppy kisser to Arkansas hop…that’s a skip and a hop for sure…I’m ordering some oxygen!

    #60338

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    I don’t think I know that one!

    #60339

    Angela
    Participant
    #60341

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Nice! Sounds suspiciously like “Boil Them Cabbage Down.”  🙂

    #60350

    Angela
    Participant

    I thought it was similar too. In fact, in my quest to figure it out I was wondering if I’d just heard a version of Boil.

    #60352
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Seems most tunes have a few nearly identical cousins…but…doing them is fun because you can work at making them different enough…just have to be careful not to accidentally morph from one while playing the other.

    #60375

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    It’s definitely in the same family!

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