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drbekken
05-21-2014, 11:29 PM
http://youtu.be/Um428IK4vds

Here's a song by the great Blind Willie McTell; which I thought some of you might like.
Bob Dylan said it; '...nobody could sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell'...and His Bobness was right.
Played on a Rogue baritone ukulele; modified a bit, with Grover baritone friction tuners and adjusted action. Strings are old and worn, though.

librainian
05-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Already posted on YT but thanks for sharing this one. Great performance. I loved the style you put into this one. Standard tuning?

drbekken
05-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Already posted on YT but thanks for sharing this one. Great performance. I loved the style you put into this one. Standard tuning?

Thank you! It's regular baritone tuning (DGBE), and the playing is improvised on a twelve bar blues in the key of G. The 'lord, lord' tag is just a repetition of the last line of the verse, chord-wise.

librainian
05-24-2014, 03:54 AM
Thanks Doc. It's a keeper"

OldePhart
05-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Just. Plain. Superb!

John

coolkayaker1
05-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Thanks Doc. It's a keeper" Just. Plain. Superb!