Jan Potts


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O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Artist: Jan Potts
Genre: Classical
Duration: 00:02:43

O Sacred Head Now Wounded, played on a baritone dulcimer tuned AEa.

Jan Potts
04/30/17 01:47:51AM @jan-potts:

Thanks, Sandi and John!  I played this at the Student Concert this past week at the end of Dulcimer Rendezvous, a Road Scholar program (used to be Elderhostel, if you remember that far back).  Sandi, I'm happy it made you feel blessed!

John Gribble
04/21/17 09:33:20PM @john-gribble:

That's lovely. Thank you.

04/21/17 09:05:58PM @hugssandi:

OH so beautifully lovely!  ~one of my very, very favorite songs, everrrr~  THANK YOU for this blessing!

Jan Potts
04/21/17 09:33:24AM @jan-potts:

It's interesting to see what memories are evoked by a hymn which we normally only hear once or twice a year.  Thank you, John Henry and Benjamin for sharing yours. 

Thank you, Cynthia--I posted this with you in mind!


Cynthia Wigington
04/21/17 08:34:00AM @cynthia-wigington:

The breath of God is the only way I can describe your playing. Jan this is possibly your most beautiful yet. Also, your chords are spot on - it's not always people get the chords right. I am grateful you posted this.

Cindy Stammich
04/21/17 06:03:27AM @cindy-stammich:

John-Henry....thank you for sharing something so precious!

Benjamin W Barr Jr
04/21/17 05:52:45AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

I see that someone down the line here mentioned that the tune was used/adopted by Paul Simon in his American Tune.  That is absolutely correct.  In church, we seem to play O Sacred Head Now Wounded once or twice a year.  I would listen to this and puzzle where have I heard this tune before.  After a while. the words to American Tune would finally pop into my head and I would hum that in my mind for the rest of the day.

John Henry
04/21/17 02:31:42AM @john-henry:

Over 65 yrs ago while listening to to my late wife sing this that I decided I would ask her to marry me !     I to almost always play it on my baritone !

Thanks Jan



Jan Potts
04/20/17 11:37:57PM @jan-potts:

Thank you, David, Jennifer and Cindy!  I like the sound of the baritone, too--partly because I have a low singing voice.  But I also think the baritone range sounds especially nice for dulcimer solos.  Glad you all liked it!

Cindy Stammich
04/20/17 09:25:44PM @cindy-stammich:

Jan - this is beautiful!!!

i love the sound of the baritone too!

04/20/17 08:09:57AM @jenniferc:

Beautifu playing,  Jan!  I love the sound of a baritone. 

Annie Deeley
04/16/17 03:21:14PM @annie-deeley:

Jan - that would be a problem because...? :-)

David Pedersen
04/16/17 10:22:19AM @david-pedersen:

Lovely on this most special day. He is risen.

Jan Potts
04/16/17 12:17:23AM @jan-potts:

Thanks, Gail and Annie!  I probably have an extra baritone around, Annie, if you decide you really want one someday...it has a 1.5 fret, however....happys

Annie Deeley
04/15/17 08:56:09PM @annie-deeley:

Lovely, Jan. I am wanting a baritone now...

Gail Webber
04/15/17 08:02:16PM @gail-webber:

Really beautiful, Jan!


Jan Potts
04/15/17 06:44:05PM @jan-potts:

Steven, thank you so much for sharing that info!  I'm a huge Paul Simon fan, but I don't remember ever hearing him sing this (even though he's been singing it over 40 years!).

Jan Potts
04/15/17 06:35:34PM @jan-potts:

Thank you.....but no album in the works, yet!  dulcimer

Steven Berger
04/15/17 06:33:25PM @steven-berger:

Beautifully played, Jan! Paul Simon based his "An American Tune" on this melody.



04/15/17 06:15:57PM @strumelia:

Jan, I think it's time for an album.  Could not be more beautiful!