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Top 100 Other Songs banjo songs which Banjo Hangout members have uploaded to the website.

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Top 100 Other Songs banjo songs which Banjo Hangout members have uploaded to the website.

    Shenandoah Falls

    Shenandoah Falls

    Key of A and played on a newly crafted 11&#34 walnut open back

    Old Tom of Oxford (totw 1/10/2020)

    Old Tom of Oxford (totw 1/10/2020)

    Old Tom of Oxford (totw 1/10/2020). Double C tuning - CH on Wildwood banjo.

    Sweet South Anna River

    Sweet South Anna River

    Alice Gerrard, a living legend herself, wrote a song about another musical legend, Elizabeth Cotten, who she knew and whose conversation with her inspired this song, released on Alice&#39s CD Bittersweet. As I listened to the CD this song moved me to attempt it on banjo and I&#39ve had the delight of learning more about these two amazing women. As the lyrics say, &#34And won&#39t you sing to me as I take my leave, you&#39re going to miss me when I&#39m gone.&#34

    Friend of the Devil

    Friend of the Devil

    Grateful Dead classic built on a descending G scale

    Snow Deer (CB) (TOTW)

    Snow Deer (CB) (TOTW)

    For the old-time Tune of the Week, 12/9/16, Snow Deer was a popular song written in 1913 by the same composer of Moonlight Bay, and inspired by the success of Redwing in 1907. The Stanley Brothers did an instrumental of it in 1963 and Bob Wills&#39 band performed it, amongst many others. I added a Native American bridge to it to go along with the lyric&#39s theme of a cowboy and Indian maiden&#39s romance. Played on a Gold Tone cello banjo and learned from Ken Torke&#39s tab. See the current TOTW for more info. I&#39ll be surprised if people have heard of this song before -- I hadn&#39t.

    Hillside

    Hillside

    Sometimes an event and a new tuning combine to inspire a tune, like in Hillside. It&#39s a tribute to my mother&#39s neighbor, Mrs. Fields, who passed away in her late nineties. Growing up with good neighbors is a blessing, isn&#39t it. Hillside is the final resting place for some of my family members and now for dear Mrs. Fields.

    The new tuning for me is f#DGAD, which I found in an Art Rosenbaum resource book. It&#39s a &#34D variant&#34 and he calls it &#34Little Black Train&#34 tuning.

    This recording is my first effort using three tracks with Garage Band using my Mac Traynham Whyte Laydie and Gold Tone cello banjo.

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