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Clyde the limberjack

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:12
This is Clyde the limberjack (also known as a jig doll), made of walnut wood in Virginia by the late Keith Young. Here I make him dance to an old minstrel song that I'm playing on my banjo, called Do Mr. Boker Do. I got the song directly from Phil Rice's banjo tutor book of 1858, playing it here as an instrumental. There are few things in music more fun than a dancing limber jack!
BJ Jordan
02/27/24 10:08:37PM @betty-bj-jordan:

Clyde's a pretty awesome little dude. Loved performance. Thanks for this little ditty.


Ken Longfield
12/16/23 11:00:31AM @ken-longfield:

That's a good idea to cover the board with fabric. I may steal that idea for one of my lumberjack paddles.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

12/15/23 10:34:48PM @strumelia:

Thanks friends.  KenL- Clyde's 'dance floor' is a very thin wood veneer piece from the hardware store (or balsa maybe?) and I just cut a piece of cotton calico fabric and glued it around the board. Without the fabric, I find the clacking sound to be overpowering, but with the thin fabric it's just right.  :)

Ken Longfield
12/15/23 11:29:26AM @ken-longfield:

That was fun. I really like Clyde's dance floor.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Macy Jayne
12/15/23 08:05:12AM @wendy-coons-karrasch:

So cute! And thanks for posting this as a test to help me figure out how to post my videos.

Cindy Stammich
12/14/23 11:32:38PM @cindy-stammich:

Ohhhh my this was so much fun!!!!

Sure wish I could keep up with Clyde!!!