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Fiddle Tab Do Lord

Will Fiddle Tab Do, Lord? Apologies for the play on words in the title. I sincerely hope that fiddle tab will do.   Here’a a good version of the song itself, featuring Johnny Cash.   And here are the Johnny Cash lyrics. I don’t know if they are any different from the traditional lyrics for […]

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Pop Goes the Weasel

A Child’s Song, a Jig–Pop Goes the Weasel Looking over my list of tunes in the Fiddle Tune Directory, I see a shortage of real beginner tunes. Pop Goes the Weasel is a tune requested by my younger students. It’s a jig, it’s a children’s song, but it isn’t easy. And yet, because it is […]

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Shady Grove

One evening at a place called Ka Tiki on Sunset Beach, I was performing with the redoubtable Pete Gallagher. A man in the audience called out for Shady Grove. It’s a short, simple tune, but that’s what he really wanted to hear so we played it as an instrumental. We didn’t know the words. It […]

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