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The 8th of January Redone

This is my second fiddle tab publication of 8th of January. This version is a little easier than the previous. If nothing else it gives you more options for playing the tune. It’s known better as the tune for “The Battle of New Orleans” by those old enough to have heard it. It’s a great […]

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Moscow Duck

This must be the oldest original fiddle tune that I still play. A hand draw tab was published in The Florida Fiddler newsletter a long time ago. This update is only a little different. I don’t think I had Georgia bow in the B part, as in this version. A special observation is the use […]

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New Five Cents

This is one of the Money Tunes. It’s an old time hoedown. This tab chart is close to how I play it most of the time. I think of the changes that the US Mint has put the Jefferson nickel through in recent years. Either you like it or not. I call it okay. When […]

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Old Joe Clark

One occasion when I got to observe Vassar Clements was when he was promoting his new album at a record store. He was mainly holding his fiddle and chatting with fans, when suddenly Mike Marshall breezed into the store, pulled out his fiddle and got into a hot twin fiddle version of Old Joe Clark […]

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8th of January

This tune was popularized by the country hit, The Battle of New Orleans. I set out to do a pentatonic treatment of the tune. You can see the results in the fiddle tab chart. Often this is played in the key of D. I like it in G. It’s easier to sing in that key. […]

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