April 12, 2018 at 12:01 PM #60157
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?April 12, 2018 at 2:32 PM #60159
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”.April 12, 2018 at 8:44 PM #60162
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.April 12, 2018 at 8:58 PM #60163
Yea, sloppy kisser sounds like my dog…April 13, 2018 at 7:40 AM #60176
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.April 13, 2018 at 8:06 PM #60195
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.April 13, 2018 at 8:51 PM #60200
There’s some weird fiddle tunes out there…lol. Maybe we should just play the music and don’t ask…lol.April 13, 2018 at 9:09 PM #60207
I guess he was all thumbs?
OK, I really owe you the music. It’s now available for download on the Sheet Music page!
Not really bluegrass, but it’s the six Neil Dickey reel variations that would sound great with a bluegrass rhythm.April 14, 2018 at 8:38 PM #60260
Ok…let’s hear it on the lion’s den…lol!April 14, 2018 at 9:40 PM #60268
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.April 15, 2018 at 7:11 AM #60286
Tick tock, tick tock…anxiously waitiing!April 15, 2018 at 4:23 PM #60300
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. :^DApril 15, 2018 at 6:59 PM #60301
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.April 15, 2018 at 7:54 PM #60302
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!April 15, 2018 at 10:43 PM #60338
I don’t think I know that one!April 15, 2018 at 10:48 PM #60339April 15, 2018 at 11:45 PM #60341
Nice! Sounds suspiciously like “Boil Them Cabbage Down.” 🙂April 16, 2018 at 6:34 AM #60350
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.April 16, 2018 at 6:59 AM #60352
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.April 16, 2018 at 8:45 PM #60375
It’s definitely in the same family!
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