Slate Creek Dulcimers

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The Rhubarb don't grow here anymore


Artist: Bobby Ratliff
Genre: Folk & Singer-Songwriter
Duration: 00:01:45

Description:
Played on Honaker Hogfiddle tuned ddcc

Ariane
09/02/19 08:43:22AM @ariane:

I enjoy "Rhabarber" (if it is rhubarb) as well as this beautiful tune!


Slate Creek Dulcimers
08/22/19 05:26:18PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Dusty Turtle:

Nice tune, Bobby.  Certainly has the mournful feel of a lament.

Rhubarb is a pretty hardy plant and used to grow (wild, I think) in various patches around my grandparents old place.  In addition to pies (with or without berries) my grandmother used to make a sweet sauce that we'd put over ice cream. 

I think the saying is "Will the rain hurt the rhubarb?" or something like that.  I always took that to mean "of course not!"  Like the opposite of "Does a bear s**t in the woods?"

Thanks Dusty! I had never heard that saying. 

The song is a combination of memories from both my grandma's. Maybe soon I can put the lyrics to the music.


Slate Creek Dulcimers
08/22/19 05:23:16PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Robin Thompson:

Nice tune on a fine instrument, Bobby!  

Though I never was a fan or rhubarb (so don't mind if it's not on the menu), my grandma and her mom loved it for sauce and in pies.  :)

Thanks sis! I love rhubarb pie! And Deborah makes a rhubarb cake that's great too. I have cousins that will sit with a salt shaker and eat it raw but I don't like it like that! Lol


Dusty Turtle
08/22/19 12:47:53PM @dusty-turtle:

Nice tune, Bobby.  Certainly has the mournful feel of a lament.

Rhubarb is a pretty hardy plant and used to grow (wild, I think) in various patches around my grandparents old place.  In addition to pies (with or without berries) my grandmother used to make a sweet sauce that we'd put over ice cream. 

I think the saying is "Will the rain hurt the rhubarb?" or something like that.  I always took that to mean "of course not!"  Like the opposite of "Does a bear s**t in the woods?"


Robin Thompson
08/22/19 09:30:50AM @robin-thompson:

Nice tune on a fine instrument, Bobby!  

Though I never was a fan or rhubarb (so don't mind if it's not on the menu), my grandma and her mom loved it for sauce and in pies.  :)


Salt Springs
08/22/19 12:05:34AM @salt-springs:

Charles Thomas:

Loved It! My father had a saying about rain and rhubarb, I wish I could remember it .

Mine too....it was, if I remember an old Vermont saying, "You think the rain will hurt our rhubarb?" It was always sort of funny, because nothing could stop a rhubarb patch from growing unless it was a flood of biblical proportion.  I can remember hearing it being said when you were complaining about something that had little or no consequence, sort of like another one the old timers used to say, "Aside from all that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play."


Slate Creek Dulcimers
08/21/19 09:13:14PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Steven Berger:

Sounds great, Bobby! 

Thanks bro!


Steven Berger
08/21/19 08:59:41PM @steven-berger:

Sounds great, Bobby! 


Slate Creek Dulcimers
08/21/19 08:57:30PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Charles Thomas:

Loved It! My father had a saying about rain and rhubarb, I wish I could remember it .

Thank you!


Charles Thomas
08/21/19 08:45:05PM @charles-thomas:

Loved It! My father had a saying about rain and rhubarb, I wish I could remember it .