Free tabs: Rosin the Bow

Peter W.
Peter W.
@peter-w
7 years ago
49 posts

Thanks Carrie!Smile.gif

Next week my holidays are definitvely over. So I took the chance to record it today... Smile.gif

Here's the video corresponding to this tablature:

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/video/old-rosin-the-bow-mountain-dulcimer-in-dad

Peter W.
Peter W.
@peter-w
7 years ago
49 posts

As there are so many different versions of "Rosin the Bow" (I tend to believe that "Bow" is older than "Beau" and "rosin" not to be a name, but the verb describing the preparation of fiddle strings), I searched for a really "old" source for the tune.

I made a find here (turn to the second page of the document):

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.music.sm1852.191620/pageturner.html

This is a print of 1852 - I didn't find the earliest print of 1838. Don't ask me why it is in a collection of "Ethiopian melodies!" Grin.gif

So I took that melody, transposed it from "G" to "D" and wrote an easy arrangement for it.

Here it is, hope someone likes it. Enjoy!


updated by @peter-w: 04/13/18 05:34:37PM