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American Folk/Patriotic Tune Party – July 2022
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SharonC
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In recognition on America’s Independence Day, I’m starting a party for American Folk and/or Patriotic Tunes.   us-4240

I’m starting the party with Oh, Shenandoah

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@SharonC -

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Woo Hoo! 

LOVE your arrangement - sounded great! 
Very cool - haven't heard this tune in ages! 

I looked it up to find it's origin and was surprised to find that "Shenandoah" ended up a Sea Shanty!  Not only was it sung by flatboatmen down the Missouri River, then the Mississippi, but also on Clipper Ships - where it was heard around the World! 

Thanx for starting another wonderful Party!  

 

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- Emily

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That was great, SharonC. Did you make the arrangement? It is very nice and you did an excellent job.

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cool arrangement and playing @SharonC !

best i could come up with here.

The Battle Cry of Freedom

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That sounded really good, ABitRusty. 

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@ABitRusty  Nice playing, good one!  I always think of Ken Burn’s Civil War when I hear that--

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@ELCBKK  @Mouse  @ABitRusty  Thanks!  Not my best playing; I think I should have spent more time on it—but I wanted to get the party started!

@ELCBKK   I seem to always come back around to sea shantiessmile —I’m going to have to get one together & play it.

@Mouse  Arrangement is by a talented Michigan pianist/composer, Catherine McMichael.  She also arranged the Christmas duet pieces I played in the Christmas party; I really like her work.

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@ABitRusty - 

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Great Tune!

 Love your playing - makes me want to "Rally 'Round The Flag"! 

The "Battle Cry of Freedom" was probably the closest thing we had to a National Anthem during the Civil War - sung on BOTH sides, but with different lyrics! 

 Glad you made this Party Official! 

 

- Emily

 

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thanks all !

@elcbk its a popular military marching band piece.  Felt it could be fiddled.  I was gonna go with Waltzing Matilda but figured the history of it may be a bit obscure for July 3rd so went with battle cry. 

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SharonC, ABitRusty

Great tune choices and great playing.

Thanks for posting those. 

Mark 

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@Mark  Thank you! smile

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@SharonC Thomas and I listened to this yesterday and for him, he really REALLY loved it and as for me, not only did I love it but havent heard that in soooo long. Thank you very much. Brought back such great childhood memories and it also got me thinking. Children nowadays havent had the pleasure of knowing the songs we sang as children. There has been so many instances of either me humming, whistlling or playing songs from my childhood that Thomas never heard of. 

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thank you @Mark!

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@Thomas B. Thank you! smile

I get what you’re saying—I learned a lot of American folk tunes in school; guess they don’t teach them much anymore frown

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@SharonC - Another of my favorite tunes, well arranged and executed.

@ABitRusty - Well played version of that tune. 

The old curmudgeon!

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thank you @JohnG !

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@JohnG  Thanks! smile

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