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I have to push the CRITTER tune boundary again - for good reason! 

 

The Dust Busters with John Cohen - a tune from their "Old Man Below" album. 

Barnyard Medley

Don't think I already posted this Vi Wickam video. 

Hawk's Got a Chicken, and Flew in the Woods

Here's a CRITTER tune I MUST LEARN!  Just saw Megan Lynch Chowning has a great tutorial for this at FIDDLEVIDEO, so I better take advantage of it while I still have a subscription.  Several other people have tutorials for it - this tutorial is from JohnsFiddleLessons at BluegrassDaddy. 

Cattle in the Cane

'A' Part is major - 'B' Part minor (my favorite)!

 

 

Anyone know the names in the Barnyard?  Some sound familiar, but nothing off the top of my head.

...can't help but have fun with this music. 😆

- Emily

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@ABitRusty -

You've gone & got me all fowled up! 

"Boys, Them Buzzards Are Flying", by Gary Harrison - played on the fiddle by Bobbi Nikles! 

Boys Them Buzzards Are Flying!

From the Tune Archive:

Boys Them Buzzards Are Flying - Sheet Music

 

 

 

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well have you heard this nice little waltz?!  laugh

Buzzards over knocklayde

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@ABitRusty -

Hope you Don't mind, taking that really nice tune over to the Irish Genre! 😉

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gettin picky now eh?  lol

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@ABitRusty -

You keep throwin' roadkill in my backyard & this is what you git! 🤣

"Turkey Buzzard" played by John Hartford! 

 

Not Old Time, but Western - "Old Turkey Buzzard", theme to "Mackenna's Gold" (1969).

 

Written by Quincy Jones, sung by José Feliciano - was also used as a running gag on "Late Show With David Letterman" in 2007 (Wikipedia), but I never found anything about David Letterman very funny...

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@elcbk. the western ...🤣

 

heres another

 

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@ABitRusty -

...is that what they call a broken record?  Can't believe you made me listen for 4 minutes... just to see if anything would change! (lol) 

Sorry about the "western" - should've just said Western Film Theme.  I had no where else to stick it.

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the feel seemed a little different.  thought may add a little.  maybe like an old time version?  or you saying the western tune that?

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@ABitRusty -

The "Old Buzzard - Old Time Fiddle Tune" was definitely different, but it was one of those subtle tunes, like it was begging for someone to sing a song (or the needle was stuck on the record) - makes me feel how the dog looked in the video. 🙄 

I know... I'm so uncouth. dunno

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@ABitRusty -   

It's understandable that type of tune developed for dancing - being more about rhythm and beat, than a melody. 

Just was listening to many more of La Bottine Souriante's tunes.  They are very devoted to traditional Québécois folk music with the Podorythmie and I shouldn't be surprised that I ran across quite a few of this type of tune in their repertoire. 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/be/c4/82/bec482b3256b1c6b3172013f516023ee.jpg

...thought you'd get a laugh out of "Turkey Buzzard" (aka. Shoot That Turkey Buzzard) by John Hartford - it's an older tune, but guess you can add anything you want to the song - as long as "Shoot that Turkey Buzzard" gets thrown in there.  Kinda reminded me of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant". 🤣 

 

Here's just the Fiddle tune.  The record says Fiddlin' Jim Burke, but the video description says played by Fiddlin' Doc Roberts & Asa Martin (1928) 🤔:

 

 

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More CATS!  ...and cross-tuned! 

I don't remember seeing this one before, "Grey Cat on a Tennessee Farm".  

Performed by Hillary Klug, she said: 

This authentic Tennessee old-time tune was written by a Tennessee banjo player, Uncle Dave Macon. I recorded this tune in calico tuning (AEAC#) on my record, but I normally play it in GDAD tuning.

 

 

Cross Tuning On The Fiddle Thread

 

額_ネコ_バイオリン

 

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@elcbk ive been learning a clawhammer version of sandy boys and wanted to record a fiddle/claw of it.  I Have fiddle in AEAE and banjer in sawmill capo 2.. Im just tryin to get a bit smoother on fiddle, so I went looking for some fiddle  versions i like and stumbled on this.   you have to listen!  not your typical old time.  sandy boys and quail is a pretty bird have very similar melodies so how i ended up here...😉

 

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@ABitRusty -

"The Quail Is a Pretty Bird" is a very nice, laid-back tune! 

Thanx for sharing it! 

 

While yer in a fowl mood, check out this trio on fiddle & clawhammer - think would go nice, too. 

 

 

You might want to look at the link in the video description. 😊 

https://www.funnyjunksite.com/pictures/funnypics/animals/ducks/funny_duck_picture_12.jpg

 

...so nobody even noticed the video missing in my previous post... well I stuck that grey cat in there, now. (lol) 

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@elcbk lukas has some great videos!  ive been watching alot of his the last couple of weeks.  the one he does on sandy boys is amazing.  duck river is a fun tune.   the matt brown fiddle version is my favorite but she is great here too.  very similar in style in my opinion.

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@ABitRusty -

Seems like everything I've sampled from Lukas & Eden Pool all have the same feel - very similar, like this CRITTER tune  "The Old Yeller Dog Come Trottin' through the Meeting House" - some extra-long tune names here, in this genre! 

 

Now, Michael Ismerio couldn't keep the Cat on the Tennessee Farm, so he had to put the "Cat On A Leash"

 

 

Thanks to Michael Ismerio, I'm having another fowl day, so "Crow Little Rooster"

 

 

The Art of Bowing: Video Fiddle Lessons - Michael Ismerio

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@elcbk here is one the best sources for cross tuned fiddle playing!!!   Theres absolutely no talking in it and tunes are played repeated at different speeds.  all free.  

Rayna Gellert

 

btw the old yeller dig video is cute.   you can tell the baby loving hanging out with mom and dad in these videos!

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@ABitRusty -

Not wanting to 'make Ducks and Drakes of this' thread, there's 2 versions you posted of "Ducks On The Millpond" in post #14, here and then the one I like - along with more info & version of "Ducks on The Pond", here: 

Duck Tunes Thread

 

This is Henry Reed's transcription from the "Fiddle Tunes of The Old Frontier",  for "Ducks On The Pond" - at the Library of Congress: 

Duck On The Pond - Henry Reed

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/77/55/92/77559275a56980f2bb1b3f05c6f14587.jpg

 

 

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Thanks @elcbk !  great find!  

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