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    The House Of The Rising Sun SOTU 479 This song...

    The House Of The Rising Sun SOTU 479

    This song about a woman trapped in a life of prostitution, became a cliche during the Great Folk Scare in the sixties. I first heard it on a Josh White LP,...
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    Streets Of Baltimore (Maryland) by Tompall Glaser...

    Streets Of Baltimore (Maryland) by Tompall Glaser & Harland Howard

    SOTU 479- Destination Known
    I don't have a strong connection to Baltimore, Maryland. We did stop there for an hour or two on...
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    Dance Hall Girls by Allen Fraser Fraser &...

    Dance Hall Girls by Allen Fraser

    Fraser & DeBolt were a Canadian folk duo, active in the late '60s and early '70s.
    Allen wrote Dance Hall Girls, which has the tag line, "Is that the way it always...
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    Scotch & Soda - learned from The Kingston Trio. ...

    Scotch & Soda - learned from The Kingston Trio. This is a much different song from anything else the Trio ever recorded; jazzy rather than folky, but perfect for Bob Shane's whiskey baritone.
    It...
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    Potter, I just get "Invalid Attachment specified....

    Potter, I just get "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" when I try to view our image.
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    It is now strung with nylon strings - the first...

    It is now strung with nylon strings - the first four from classical guitar set.
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    I have three mandolins. -My Eastman is in...

    I have three mandolins.
    -My Eastman is in standard tuning GGDDAAEE.
    -My Washburn is in high strung tuning, something I got from listening to jugband mandolin gGdDAAEE.
    -My TC Octave mandolin is...
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    133478 With a couple of 6 string guitars for size...

    133478 With a couple of 6 string guitars for size comparison.

    My "baritone uke" started life as a tenor guitar with a scale length a little under 21". When I got it at a yard sale 40 years ago,...
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    I have seldom intentionally made chord sheets in...

    I have seldom intentionally made chord sheets in the same key as the most popular recording of a song. Since I don't have perfect pitch, I wouldn't know if it were in the same key (unless I were to...
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    Nope Del. You're not the only one. I wish we...

    Nope Del. You're not the only one.
    I wish we could jam, but the delay #@%$s that up.
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    Maggie's Anniversary Waltz by Jim Yates I...

    Maggie's Anniversary Waltz by Jim Yates

    I wrote this on July 14, 1994, on our 10th anniversary. In 2005, Al Kirby and I recorded it on our CD, Sittin' In The Kitchen and I haven't played it much...
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    I Feel Like Missing You Today I'll send this...

    I Feel Like Missing You Today

    I'll send this one out to my little brother Dave, a virtuoso musician and human being, who lost his battle with cancer on February 1, 2011.

    Here's one of the last...
  13. C - 5433, C7 - 3433 or 5463, F - 10 988, G7 -...

    C - 5433, C7 - 3433 or 5463, F - 10 988, G7 - 7778, G - 777 10
    C - 9787, C7 - 97 10 7, F - 5558, G7 -7575, G-777X or 7775
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    Here's one for someone I love a lot. Maggie and...

    Here's one for someone I love a lot. Maggie and I performed this our first time on stage together at a folk club open mic. I played clawhammer banjo and she played guitar and sang. I was 36 and...
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    It is strange how many ways people on the...

    It is strange how many ways people on the internet use the word "tab". Yours is a new one for me.

    My definition of tab (short for tablature) is a way of showing where to put your fingers to play...
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    My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went tune-Pete...

    My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went
    tune-Pete Seeger words-Anonymous

    A nice simple 3 chord song in the key f C


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKRJE34GofA

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    Am I right in thinking that these are both...

    Am I right in thinking that these are both ukuleles? The "mando" part of the name comes from the body shape, but there is nothing in the sound or playability that makes it a "mando"lele. In other...
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    Well, it's early Monday and I get my first COVID...

    Well, it's early Monday and I get my first COVID shot tomorrow.
    Here's Walkin' Down The Line, an old Bob Dylan Song.
    A song from another one of Jon's favourite songwriters for SOTU #477
    Not one of...
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    I should have had the lyrics in front of me. The...

    I should have had the lyrics in front of me. The Steve Keys song I did was actually called Garage Sale-ing. That's my mistake, not Ukefoot's.

    I thought that there were a lot of really great...
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    Jon and I share a lot of favourite folk...

    Jon and I share a lot of favourite folk songwriting heroes. I decided to start with the third one on his list. This comes from the first Patrick Sky LP that I bought when I was in high school....
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    One minor clarification: When people are first learning finger-style, they will stick to "pattern picking". This is using the same pattern through a whole song to back up vocals, like: ...
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    I have two low G ukes. The Johnson reso has...

    I have two low G ukes. The Johnson reso has Aquila reds and the Joe Z has Worth browns. No complaints.
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    I'm imagining a conversation between the inventors of the Imperial System of Measurement:

    -Let's make this distance, the width of my big toe be an "inch" and we can measure things with it.
    -Great...
  24. I'll try it with the degree symbol changed to the...

    I'll try it with the degree symbol changed to the word:


    Canada supposedly went metric in the seventies and I am quite comfortable with temperature (Water freezes at 0degreesC and...
  25. In metric its a little less than a handspan...

    In metric its a little less than a handspan bigger. If you like beer, go Metric.

    I don't understand why my post is truncated like this:

    Canada supposedly went metric in the seventies and I am...
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