William Mann


Location: Cullman, AL
Country: US

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Wildwood Flower in 2 Keys

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:13
A better-late-than-never shot at the June Challenge with some variety: twice in D, then once in A (though still in DAA tuning), then back to D at the very end. Also swapping between flatpicking and strumming, just to make things a little more complicated.
06/07/17 05:43:06PM @marg:

Nice your different ways, thanks

Marvin Gibson
07/05/15 02:02:24PM @marvin-gibson:

You did a great job with that. Wildwood Flower is the first song I learned on guitar, now I need to learn it on dulcimer! Thanks.

06/28/15 02:04:11PM @monica:

I Enjoyed listning to this, it looks fun to play!

Marion Seaman
06/26/15 03:09:43AM @marion-seaman:

wonderful rendition of this old tune. 


David Pedersen
06/26/15 12:54:45AM @david-pedersen:

Thanks, I'll save this , it"s my speed and beautiful.

William Mann
06/25/15 11:31:20PM @william-mann:

 Thanks to all for the kind words.  For the history buffs, this song is older than most folks think.  We typically associate it with the Carter family (early 20th cent.), but the song is actually pre-Civil War.  I have a sheet music edition that I believe was published in 1860 (It's in a collection that's out on loan right now; I'll double check the date and correct if I'm wrong).

William Mann
06/25/15 06:57:23PM @william-mann:


Helen, this dulcimer was made by Bill Berg: 5-string (octave string on the bass gives it that shimmering overtone), all-cherry body, oak fingerboard with (I think) rosewood overlay, 27.5 (actually close to 27 5/8) VSL.  Strung 22/10 - 14 - 14/14 and tuned to DAA.

Helen Seiler
06/25/15 06:27:27PM @helen-seiler:

Wonderful William. I love the finish. Who made your lovely dulcimer?

James Phillips
06/25/15 06:09:14PM @james-phillips:

very nice take on this William!

Ken Backer
06/25/15 05:16:11PM @ken-backer:

William, what a great feel you gave to this old tune.. it swingsmusic   Nice playing and key changes

Lexie R Oakley
06/25/15 12:47:41PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Very beautiful way to play it. It is a joy to listen to you play.

Cynthia Wigington
06/25/15 11:18:31AM @cynthia-wigington:

Always love hearing you. James is getting some great players for his challenges, and it makes it a lot of fun.

Patty from Virginia
06/25/15 09:05:22AM @patty-from-virginia:


Larn Werner
06/25/15 04:42:38AM @larn-werner:

Lovely tune and nice way of playing it. Thanks.