Mark Runge


Location: Miami Beach, FL
Country: US

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Pretty Betty Martin, my arrangement

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:01:13
I'm staying at The Top of the World in Tallassee, TN, and the community lies in an area called The Flats, on a spur of Chilhowee Mountain in eastern Tennessee. Even though the air temperature is in the 70s today I can tell you the water temperature is not! This is my version of Pretty Betty Martin.
Jan Potts
04/18/17 10:46:32AM @jan-potts:

This sounds so good, Mark!  I love the free spirit vibe that's coming across in your playing, too!  You have come quite far since you started this dulcimer journey...and now you're playing on instruments that YOU have made! Woo Hoo!!!

If my mom is listening from heaven, I'll bet she's got a big grin on her face, 'cause she was following your early progress with this song--she'd be delighted with how far you've come (and she'd give you extra points for playing it while the swing was moving!)

Dan Goad
03/25/17 06:32:24AM @dan-goad:

How did you miss "Pretty Betty Martin" during Dulcimer School, Dusty?  It was featured in the reading hands segments.

Dusty Turtle
03/25/17 02:52:18AM @dusty-turtle:

Nice. Nice playing. Nice weather. Nice swing.  Makes me want to learn that song, too.

Lexie R Oakley
03/23/17 07:04:50PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Wonderful playing and porch swing Mark. Have a great break!

Ben Barr Jr
03/23/17 09:12:22AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Very nice arrangement.

Mark Runge
03/23/17 07:54:50AM @mark-runge:

Thanks for the kind words!

It was so pretty up here until it wasn't! I wrote about it here: .

Big smiles to all y'all!

Robin Thompson
03/23/17 06:08:25AM @robin-thompson:

On a swing, 70-degree temperatures, a dulcimer-- so fine!  Nice job on the tune, Mark!

Steve Battarbee
03/22/17 04:53:57PM @steve-battarbee:

Cool. My version is very similar 

03/21/17 11:11:01PM @strumelia:

Sounding yummy!  cooldance