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  1. I have a Jesse Fuller record with this song on...

    I have a Jesse Fuller record with this song on it, but different lyrics for the part that changes. Some of these also come from songs with the same two changing lines in each verse, like You Can't...
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    A lovely song. Canuck Bob Bossin sings these...

    A lovely song. Canuck Bob Bossin sings these words. He is an Anglo trying to sound French.

    La Vie En Rose Bob Bossin

    (C) Paté, escargot, soup de (CMa7) jour
    Café au lait,...
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    Thanks Davoravo. That sounds cool. I think I'll...

    Thanks Davoravo. That sounds cool. I think I'll add that to my version.
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    A great song. I play it as a medley with Bill...

    A great song. I play it as a medley with Bill Monroe's Kentucky Waltz.

    I love the changes. I play it in G.

    Tennessee Waltz - |G | | |C |G |E |A7|D7|G | | |C |G |D7|G | |
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    Neat song Nelson. Is that yours? Is it a Blue...

    Neat song Nelson. Is that yours?

    Is it a Blue Ridge tenor?
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    My friend Steafan has co-written a book on Low...

    My friend Steafan has co-written a book on Low Whistle. Steafan's wife Saskia plays fiddle in our jug band, but often plays Irish Trad with their family band, Clan Hannigan. Steafan also plays...
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    I had a gig in Prince Edward County and got there...

    I had a gig in Prince Edward County and got there early, so I went into a music store. They had a banjolele with a twisted neck and a bunch of auographs from the thirties. I bought it for about $12...
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    Before I was drawn to become a uke player, I...

    Before I was drawn to become a uke player, I found a Johnny Marvin uke with the lovely airplane bridge in a flea market and told my friend John about it. He bought it without hesitation and has made...
  9. Canadian sporting events almost always start with...

    Canadian sporting events almost always start with O Canada.
    In fact, when I was a kid in the fifties and sixties, when we went to a movie or a play, they would play O Canada and everyone would...
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    How about Tennessee Blues.

    How about Tennessee Blues.
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    Bill Mc said Louise. If that's the Paul Siebel...

    Bill Mc said Louise. If that's the Paul Siebel song from his Woodsmoke & Oranges LP, I must agree. It's the first song my wife ever heard me sing circa 1980. She has said, "He won my heart with a...
  12. Canadian sporting events do begin with O Canada.

    Canadian sporting events do begin with O Canada.
  13. That's getting mighty close to a political post...

    That's getting mighty close to a political post Dick, but to continue, I really object to anyone saying that the players who "took a knee" were doing it to dishonor service people or to insult the...
  14. Super version of a lovely song. Thanks a lot for...

    Super version of a lovely song. Thanks a lot for that.
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    It is a very pretty headstock Bashful.

    It is a very pretty headstock Bashful.
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    Poll: While I like the appearance of planetary tuners,...

    While I like the appearance of planetary tuners, the guitar style tuners always seem to work better. I have Planetary tuners on all of my banjos, but I notice that three of the banjo players I...
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    I taught school for thirty some odd years. When...

    I taught school for thirty some odd years. When I retired in 2001, I taught guitar, banjo and mandolin in our local music store one day a week. About ten years ago, I added ukulele to my arsenal and...
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    My wife Maggie and her friend Nancy used to sing...

    My wife Maggie and her friend Nancy used to sing this as a duet. I found myself singing the other part along with your version. It's a lot of fun. I'm gonna play it again and sing along.
    Thanks...
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    While I do love Iz's version of Over The...

    While I do love Iz's version of Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World, I do wish he'd taken a bit more care with the lyrics. Musically, it sounds wonderful, but his version of the lyrics make absolutely...
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    Sometimes folk songs are changed to suit the...

    Sometimes folk songs are changed to suit the context. The song Down In The Valley To Pray was changed, for the movie Oh Brother, to Down In The River To Pray.

    I know that minor changes are made...
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    Nobody owns individual words, but the combination...

    Nobody owns individual words, but the combination of words that make up the lyrics to a song are owned by the composer. That's the whole basis for copyright laws.

    I don't believe you'd get in...
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    I will sometimes change the sex of the singer...

    I will sometimes change the sex of the singer from female to male, but not always. Some songs, like House Of The Rising Sun, should have the singer remain singing from the woman's point of view....
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    I love the song, but never sing that second verse.

    I love the song, but never sing that second verse.
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    So you're in between the Shelburne Fiddle...

    So you're in between the Shelburne Fiddle Festival and the Owen Sound Summerfolk Festival. A great location for a musician.
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    Howdy Dave, I'm another retired school teacher...

    Howdy Dave, I'm another retired school teacher from Ontario, half way along the north shore of Lake Ontario. I keep my teaching chops in by spending one day a week in the local Long & McQuade's...
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