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The Tennessee Waltz Fiddle Tab

The Tennessee Waltz–an Evergreen Fiddle Tune In the 1950’s I was a child growing up in a Tampa suburb. So many things seemed strange, the Studebaker with its front and back looking the same, a huge moving billboard as you crossed the bridge to downtown, two men on a see-saw over a barrel. But, one […]

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Eclipse Hornpipe 2017 Solar

The Eclipse Hornpipe for the Solar Eclipse 2017 You remember the solar eclipse on August 21st last year? It carved a swath across the United States of America and astrologically signified the changes from Donald Trump as President. While it was active i was playing Eclipse Hornpipe. (♫ Nothing’s Gonna Change My World.) But, tell […]

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President Garfield’s Hornpipe

President Garfield’s Hornpipe from Sean Ryan’s Being an election year, and the race for President being more interesting than usual, here is a blast from the past. This tune, President Garfield’s Hornpipe was first published in Sean Ryan’s Mammoth Collection of fiddle tunes, not long after the unfortunate assassination of the man elected by the people […]

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Arkansas Traveler

  Arkansas Traveler and Eck Robertson   Eck Robertson recorded Arkansas Traveller and Sally Gooden for Edison Records in 1922. These must have been the first recordings of fiddle tunes. Sally Gooden was included in the Smithsonian Country Classics. The other side of the original recording, Arkansas Traveller, remains a very popular tune in fiddle […]

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Golden Slippers

O Dem Golden Slippers is a tune we often play at the Bay Area Fiddlers. Composed in the 19th century, it has a gospel message. Golden Slippers for dancing on the heavenly streets of gold.  For a better printed version here is the pdf chart. For a Gospel song that has a strong devotional feel, […]

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