What a lovely piece Steve and well played. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Steve thanks, this is so beautiful and I love you addition. Also, you taught me how to drone it Dad with this one. I got the book and was really struggling with the chords at first on the Cardboard Wonder kit I built, not set up very well. I didn't know I could keep it in Dad and drone with +3. So, many thanks.
Its nice to know you've been inspired.
I learnt it from Lois Hornbostal's Cajun Favourites ( Which comes with a CD and which I would highly recommend) but then tweaked the basic version and added a bridge
There's an embellished version too
That's what they are playing on this you tube link
I'm playing it Ddd
876543 ( or 10 98743)
the bridge or chorus starts
I'm sure you can work the rest out
Hope this helps
well i like this tune so much i have tracked down the melody and am having a go at learning it! so you have been an inspiration today. if you have any knowledge of a useful source for a dulcimer version it would be great to have it. or perhaps you could tab out the melody line and we could all join in at home? cane quite see what notes you are hitting from the video. think you are playing it in G?
Marion - Thank you. Yes I think music does help once you let it
Thanks also to Patty,John and Val
lovely tune. glad you are feeling better. hopefully music will be a great comfort and support for your sad loss
That is a mournful sounding tune. It is pretty. Thanks for sharing Steve
Very nicely done!
Very nicely played Steve.
JH -thanks it feels like I've been away a long time.A combination of bereavement(My Dad passed away in early December) my own ill health over Xmas and New Year and more recently a very dodgy broadband connection have taken their toll on my posting.Hopefully I've got my Mojo(and broadband back) back
Guy,Lynn,Geekling, Cindy thanks for your comments glad you liked it.There is an embellished version of this tune but I liked the simple version especially for the way I wanted to play it. I played this on an all Walnut Red Kite that I bought from Robin Clark's Bird Rock Dulcimers. I understand it was made by the Hagen Family in the Ozarks
Ken and Dusty thanks to you also for you compliments on my playing and the bridge-really encouraging thank you. Its funny because the bridge just sort of happened. It almost wrote itself but I agree it sits in there nicely and I hope adds something.
Here's a link to a wonderful clip on you tube of this song being performed by better hands than mine. Personally I think they need an MD player but they didn't do too bad without one!
Steve, I've listened to this a few more times since my initial comment and want to reiterate how soft and precise your touch is. You have a nice way of pausing ever so slightly over certain notes while still keeping the melody moving along. And the bridge fits perfectly. It is a song that doesn't have a chorus but only verses, so the addition of your bridge really does improve this old classic. Impressive playing and composing.
Steve - this is soooo pretty!!!
I am going to just pretend I didn't read about the song and how sad it is.......
Thank you for sharing this!
What dulcimer are you playing? It has a beautiful sound!
Steve, that was some fine melancholy playing. It is a haunting tune, especially if one knows the background. And the bridge you added works well.
Good one Steve !great to see you posting again