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Old Time Critter Tunes
Darn Raccoons & 'Possums!
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Been joking a while about 'possum tunes, then I hijacked my Cross-tuning thread with raccoons!

FM Cross-Tuning Thread

Well, ran across another Old Time Raccoon tune, now that our roof vent is fixed. (lol)🙄 

"Raccoon Walkin' On A Fence Post”, composed by Sarah Comer - performed here by the "Dusty Strings Dance Band" (students of Sarah Comer). 

Raccoon Walkin' on a Fence Post

 

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I was fascinated with Sarah Comer's version of "Emma's Waltz"  - she also organized "The Raccoon Carnival Band" - Contra dancing!  Big in the Northwest Folk music scene (has a cd, also), you can learn more at sarahcomer.com 

- Emily

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I wasn't going to log in, I was just going to read because I am waiting for something on the stove, but, I love the topic title! I know, not much of a reply, but it caught my eye and made me smile.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Critter Tune--Don't think you can dance to it, but I think it's a tune that will stick in your head.

The Legend of the Honey Badger & the Weiner Dog

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@SharonC -

Now, play THAT on the fiddle! 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/36/48/5f/36485f8be721b227747b1d6b08a36c04.jpg

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LOVED IT! 

Better than The Kittyman,

Raccoon has a Ring Around It's Tail

and 'Possum up a Gum Stump! 

Thanx for the laugh! 

                                                                                         - Emily

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SharonC said
Critter Tune--Don't think you can dance to it, but I think it's a tune that will stick in your head.

The Legend of the Honey Badger & the Weiner Dog

  

For a minute i was expecting footage of him catching a badger...but then came back to reality...lol..

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since we introduced badgers I feel compelled for an oldie....fire up the search engines...lol

 

heres a good one..

 

and just behind possum up a gum stump...one of my favorite critter tunes.  Devil was Owen "Snake" Chapmans dog.  Owen wrote the tune.

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Lol Laughing EmoticonsThe Badger is getting dangerously close to Baby Shark!

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Found more Critter Fiddling! 

Run Rabbit, Run! 

 

"Run Rabbit Run" by Douglas E Powell and The Rising Spirit , fiddle & guitar (twistervalleyrecords). 

Run Rabbit Run - Powell

Gunsmoke 1958 - Chester Good played "Run Rabbit Run" (David Carothers) on the geetar. 

Run Rabbit Run - Chester

"Run Rabbit Run", a ballad by Jim West of Frosty Morning String Band (28Fiddles). 

Run Rabbit Run - Jim West

Jump to a modern composition

"Run Rabbit Run" by Sufjan Stevens was originally made for electronic music.  Then, Sufjan enlisted the help of other New York composers to transform his compilation of Chinese Zodiac-themed pieces, so all the sounds could be played on bowed string instruments! 

Performed by Osso Quartet.  You can also stream or hear a sampling of each animal month and the 13th (Year O Our Lord) on amazon. 

Run Rabbit Run - Sufjan Stevens

I LOVE the nostalgic 1939 tune, written by Noel Gay & Ralph Butler, was made famous when Flanagan & Allen changed the lyrics for WWII. 

"Run Rabbit Run" is played here on violin, trombone and piano (MOSH Whitby). 

Run Rabbit Run (1939)

Seems everyone has a Run Rabbit tune - Stringbean, Rob Zombie, Black Map, even Eminem.  YOTR did a great "Rabbit Hole" (lol), from the album "Year of The Rabbit" (no fiddle), but "we can get high again" for a chorus is just getting too old for me. 

Think my favorite "Run Rabbit Run" might be by The Hoosiers (2007) - no fiddle here either, but I could see myself playing this tune! 

Run Rabbit Run - Hoosiers

 

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...anyone want to run a rabbit? 

- Emily

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lol..the hoosiers reminded me of the donnie darko movie mad world cover..

need some tennessee mountain fox chase now..yeehaww

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@GregW -

Think you're right about The Hoosiers - no wonder I like it, since I LOVE Donnie Darko (film & Music)! 

I swear I keep hearing a critter squealing in the "Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase" - didn't think a Fox made that kind of noise... (lol). 

I've seen; "Foxhunter's Reel", "Fox On The Town", "Fox on The Prowl", and "The Fox", but found 2 "Red Fox" tunes I REALLY like! 

No.1 - This Old Time tune has a real catchy melody, it's from Henry Reed - "Red Fox", played by Alan Jabbour!  It's going on my list! 

Red Fox

No.2 - This one's going on 1 of my lists, too - an Old Time Don Messer tune, "Red Fox Waltz", this version is played by Isaac Callender. 

Red Fox Waltz

 

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Miyagi Zao Fox Village, in Japan, allows visitors to pet & feed some of the foxes that are given refuge. 

- Emily

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Squirrels for dinner? 

Confused Head Scratching Emoticons Okay, I've heard squirrels are good eatin', but admit I don't really want to post a tune with a title that would give Children nightmares! (lol) 

If you DO want to gross someone out - with this very simple little tune, "Squirrel Heads and Gravy", then go for it!  Easily picked up here, from Amy Buckingham's playing (PacJam Program Director).  Just make sure to smack your lips afterwards. 🤣  ...come on, you know you have to listen to it.

Squirrel Heads and Gravy

LOVE this toe-tapper - "Gray Squirrel" by David Vittek (Holy Moses Band?), played by Clare & Walt Koken.  Wondering about the origins of this tune. 

Gray Squirrel

Here's a tutorial for a fabulous version of "Squirrel Hunters" by Steve Jacobi (lizacreek).  Definitely on my OWL! 

Squirrel Hunters Tutorial

Ian Walsh (OnlineLessonsVideos) has an extremely detailed and easy-to-follow tutorial version, maybe best for beginners.  Attention to beginning double stops, too. 

Beginner's Squirrel Hunters Tutorial

Here's the happiest tune I've heard, in a long time - "Squirrel's Nest", played by Gary Sizemore (Oklahoma). 

Squirrel's Nest

Really LOVE this Canadian Folk inspiration by the Bombadils - "Squirrels Rule The Day and Raccoons Rule The Night"!  

Squirrels Rule the Day and Raccoons Rule the Night

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...might have to start a separate "Critters" tune list! 

- Emily

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@GregW -

Owls are flying around everywhere!

How's this one?

"The Owl Waltz", by Brian McNeill. 

The Owl Waltz

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- Emily

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Just when you thought the Cat ran away for good... 

 

"The Cat Came Back", played by Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Joe DeJarnette! 

The Cat Came Back

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@GregW - think you might want to learn this... maybe too Happy sounding 🤣 but haven't looked for sheet music. 

- Emily

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@elcbk did you watch any of Racheal Eddys workshops yet?   fiddle hell...

 

Heres a good one.   Liked how Bruce Molsky just walks up and sits for a listen.  

DUCKS ON THE MILLPOND

 

Heres a guitar version by Mark Harris who I first heard on a new podcast Matt Brown has started.  Marks playing reminds me of how Kenny Smith plays who you should also checkout sometime. 

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