It's my thought Cabbage has been used lots in the dulcimer world because it is a good teaching/learning piece. I'm guessing, though, the tune has not been played as much in the AABB tune structure (but only the A part repeated).
Sam, thanks for the kind words. Frankly, I don't know if my playing is worth turning heads over - I know there are a bunch of fantastic players out there and I am sure I am not among them. I just do what I do and hope it works out okay.
Robin and Mark's recording is what lead to me to dust this old tune out. It is frankly over-used a lot in the dulcimer world I'd noticed, such as how Wildwood Flower is in the autoharp world, so I generally do not play it that much. However, there version is what turned it around a bit for me and made me decide to take a stab at it.
Hi James! I saw Robin and Mark's vid too. I really wanted, like you, to add my rendition of this old favorite. Unlike you, however, my playing does not seem to progress enough to post videos :(
Thanks for sharing and I love that TMB.
Thanks Steven. I know, it is probably a way overused dulcimer song, but I decided to do it in part because my friend Robin Thompson and her husband Mark did an audio version recently. I decided to revisit this and it came out pretty good on the TMB.
Good playing, James! Nice sounding TMB!