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Party Time - Celebrate with a Song From Your Country
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Mouse
February 26, 2021 - 12:36 pm
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Welcome to my PARTY! For my party,  I would like you to play a song from your country. It can be patriotic, but not required. It must be a song written by someone from your country. If you are from the States, and playing a fiddle song, it must be an American Fiddle song, not Irish or Scottish. If you are a Canadian, a song from your country, and so on. It would be interesting to hear songs from other members' countries. Please state the country and any information you may have about the song and/or the composer. 

I am submitting "This Land is Your Land". This song was written by Woodie Guthrie in 1940.

I played it on my cello, My Fiddlershop Concert Deluxe Viols, and my Fiddlerman  Concert Deluxe Violin. With the Violin, I used the Fiddlerman Hybrid Violin bow. 

This Land is Your Land Cello

This Land is Your Land Viola

This Land is Your Land Violin

I do apologize for all of the squeaking!

Thank you for coming to my party.

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February 26, 2021 - 1:13 pm
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Just finished practising read your post and played this one of the top of my head few bad notes but I only did it the once and put two verses in because it goes on forever in the same vain. Its about the area that I live, this particular place is Salford a he side of manchester, I live directly between there and Liverpool few miles either way,lot of people think its an irish tune, it isnt, it sums up perfectly this area of the North West which still is run down and poverty stricken  in the outlying council estates, I was Brought up on one myself, horrible, dirty, crime and violence ridden areas, the only good thing about it was the smoke from the factories obscured the view of the housing lol

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February 26, 2021 - 1:16 pm
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I liked that, Stringy. Thank you for joining my party. That was really nice. 👍

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February 26, 2021 - 1:17 pm
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Its funny you should do tnis land, my sister used to play that and sing it all the time when I was a kid, I like all your versions but I think the cello is excellent

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February 26, 2021 - 1:20 pm
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Thank you, Stringy. I prefer the cello one. i just decided to do the violin and viola this morning. The house is quiet today, so it was a good time to do it. Jer should be back soon, though,

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February 26, 2021 - 1:20 pm
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Actually, her just pulled in. 😂😁

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February 26, 2021 - 1:44 pm
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Wow, great job guys. Can I post an old one??? LOL

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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February 26, 2021 - 1:48 pm
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@Mouse -

What a FABULOUS idea for a party! 

Sure did a beautiful "This Land is Your Land", on ALL 3 instruments! 

🤗 You are very talented. 

 

@stringy -

You are playing GREAT! 

You made "Dirty Old Town" sound wonderful! 

Think you will have no problems reaching your goals. 

 

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I will have to do a better job of recording before I join this Party. (lol)

- Emily

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February 26, 2021 - 1:56 pm
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Thank you, ELCBK.

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February 26, 2021 - 1:57 pm
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@Fiddlerman  Loved your video! Thank you for joining my party. Does Fiddlershop sell those hats? If so, I am buying one. I wear baseball caps all Spring, Summer and Fall. I am going to look on the site next time.

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February 26, 2021 - 2:01 pm
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greqt playing @mouse , @stringy, @fiddlerman !  and cool idea mouse.. Excited to participate!

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February 26, 2021 - 2:05 pm
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Thank you, Greg. I gave myself a Party Badge after Stringy submitted his song. It was funny on my end. 😇 

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February 26, 2021 - 2:23 pm
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@Fiddlerman -

I must have just missed your post. 

Absolutely THE best Star Spangled Banner! 

 

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...was expecting you to say what violin you were playing on - so I just had to go to the YouTube remarks to find out!   Hiroshi Kono! (lol)

- Emily

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February 26, 2021 - 4:24 pm
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@Fiddlerman thanks for playing something I recognize ;–) 

Ok, here's me in lazy mode : my contribution to the movie Party was a song, french one. So, I think it can count for here too.

(… no ? pity)

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February 26, 2021 - 4:30 pm
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😂😂 @wtw Nice try, unless your a citizen of France. But, for badges, no double use of posts or contents from other posts. Nice try. Awe, you can do it. We have faith.

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February 26, 2021 - 5:54 pm
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@Mouse Great Party idea!  Nice trio playing there--

@stringy Nice playing--you can hear the somberness in it--

@Fiddlerman Beautiful.  Always a good tune--America's song.

I think I've got something I can play--gonna go try it now--

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February 26, 2021 - 5:58 pm
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Thank you very much, SharonC.

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February 26, 2021 - 6:51 pm
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Here’s an old time American tune, Florida Blues.  It’s often credited to Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith of Tennessee (1898-1971).  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....thur_Smith

 

My rendition:

https://drive.google.com/file/.....sp=sharing

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February 26, 2021 - 7:29 pm
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Oh, wow! That was fantastic.

This is cool because I can hear the difference between American Fiddle and Irish or other Fiddle. This is more “rock”, or knee or spoon slapping. The other is more lilting, even when fast. Did anyone else notice that?

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February 26, 2021 - 7:31 pm
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@SharonC -

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I LOVE IT! 

Sounds like a piece he composed on the train.

Smith had a hard life, didn't he? 

Very interesting! 

 

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You got the groove! 

- Emily

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