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Coleman’s March

Coleman's March

 

This tune is played by both old-time players and Irish players. I initially learned it from Mary Custy and Eoin O’Neill on their album With a Lot of Help From Their Friends.

Legend has it that Coleman played it on his guitar as he was sitting on his coffin while being carted away to the noose in the 1880s, having been wrongfully accused by his live-in sister-in-law of murdering his wife.

Also attached to the tune is the legend that before Coleman was hanged he offered his fiddle to anyone who could play the tune as well as he, and at least one source identified a Kentucky fiddler named Franz Prewitt as the recipient. 

As played by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer on banjos.

As played by fiddler Pete Sutherland in DDAD tuning.

As played by Steve Baughman on Farewell to Orkney.

More information on the Traditional Tune Archive.

Dry and Dusty or Bush in Shucks

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Learned from the legendary fiddler Benny Thomasson. Listen to the tune on Slippery-hill.com.

Here are some other versions of the tune:
  1. Barton, Cathy; and Dave ParaBallad of the BoonslickBarton & Para, LP (1982), trk# B.06b
  2. Blair, KayPotpourriDancing Doll DLP 612, LP (1985), trk# B.04
  3. Dornfield, Bernstein, and MurphyWays of the WorldFoxglove FG 9801CD, CD (1998), trk# 7b
  4. Erbsen, WayneOld Fashioned WindDingNative Ground NG 114, CD/ (2000), trk# 12
  5. Fraley, J. P. and AnnadeeneGalleynipperJune Appal JA 058C, Cas (1990), trk# 12
  6. Fraley, J. P. and AnnadeeneWild Rose of the MountainRounder 0037, CD/ (2000), trk# 28 [1999/05/11]
  7. Gellert, Dan; and ShooflyForked DeerMarimac 9000, Cas (1986), trk# A.11
  8. Haas, BrittanyBrittany HaasOok CD 001, CD (2004), trk# 2
  9. Leftwich, Brad; and Linda HigginbothamNo One to Bring Home TonightCounty 790, LP (1984), trk# 3a
  10. Morrison, OnisRackensack. Volume 1Rimrock LP 278, LP (1972), trk# A.01
  11. Morrison Twin Brothers String BandEchoes of the Ozarks, Vol. 1County 518, LP (1970), trk# A.02 [1930/06/03]
  12. Mysterious RedbirdsMysterious RedbirdsCopper Creek CCCD 0188, CD (2000), trk# 8
  13. Nelson, MarkNelson, Mark / Twenty One Fiddle Tunes for Mountain DulcimerNelson, Fol (197?), p 4
  14. New Lost City RamblersOn the Great DivideFolkways FTS 31041, LP (1975), trk# B.01 [1973/09]
  15. Perlman, KenPerlman, Ken / Melodic Clawhammer BanjoOak, Sof (1979), p27
  16. Reams, JamesKentucky SongbirdLeghorn LH 004, CD (1994), trk# 7
  17. Rosenbaum, ArtFive String BanjoKicking Mule KM 208, LP (1974), trk# 10
  18. Rosenbaum, ArtRosenbaum, Art / Art of the Mountain BanjoCenterstream, Fol (1981), p21
  19. Thomasson, BennyBenny Thomasson – Legendary Texas Fiddler, 1966-69County CD 2737, CD (2005/1970), trk# 1 [1966-69] (Bush in the Shucks)
  20. Thomasson, LewisOld Texas Tunes Played the Old WayOld Blue OB 501, CD (2007/1970ca), trk# 14 (Bush in the Shucks)
  21. Thompson, Linda LoweDulcimer Players NewsDPN, Ser, 10/4, p14(1984)
  22. Vandergriff, GusChristeson, R. P. (ed.) / Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, Vol 1Univ. of Missouri, Sof (1973), trk# # 97 [1940s]
  23. Wheeler, Carol AnnJoy of FiddlingAmerican Heritage AH401 532, LP (198?), trk# 4c
  24. Wilson, Red (Oscar)Silberberg, Gene (ed.) / Complete Fiddle Tunes I Either Did or Did Not.Silberberg, Fol (2005), p 48

Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July

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Learned from the Canote Brothers. Listen to the tune on Slippery-hill.com.

According to James Bryan, who recorded the tune on his album Two Pictures, the tune was originally played as a processional for evening services at camp meetings in Arkansas in the 19th century, however this has not been verified. Bryan’s source was Tom Jackson, who got it from Coleman Barwick, a fiddler from Alabama.

Here are some other references to the tune:
  1. Canote, GregSilberberg, Gene (ed.) / Complete Fiddle Tunes I Either Did or Did Not.Silberberg, Fol (2005), p 27
  2. Curley, ClydeSonger, Susan; & Clyde Curley (eds) / Portland Collection, Vol. 2Portland Coll., Fol (2005), p 33

Boatsman

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Learned from the playing of Greg Canote. Thanks to Josh for posting his recordings of Greg’s workshop at the 2013 Fiddle Tunes Festival. According to Greg he learned the tune from the playing of Marcus Martin.

Here are some other references to the tune:
  1. Arkansas SheiksWhiskey Before BreakfastBay 204, LP (1975), trk# 18a
  2. Benford, MacBackwoods BanjoRounder 0115, LP (1979), trk# 15b
  3. Coryell, LeaCornbread & RumCoryell, CD (2001), trk# 3
  4. Coyne, EamonnThrough the Round WindowCompass 7 4345 2, CD (2002), trk# 13b (Unidentified Hoedown)
  5. Curley, ClydeSonger, Susan; & Clyde Curley (eds) / Portland Collection, Vol. 2Portland Coll., Fol (2005), p 27
  6. Diller, DwightJust Banjo ’99Yew Pine Mtn YP 99, CD (1999), trk# 1
  7. Doherty, Mick;, Steve Einhorn and Dan ComptonSimple GiftsDoherty, Compton, Einh.., Cas (198?), trk# 12b
  8. Dornfield, Bernstein, and MurphyWays of the WorldFoxglove FG 9801CD, CD (1998), trk# 7a
  9. Flat Mountain GirlsHoney Take Your Whiskers OffFlat Mountain Flat S002, CD (2005), trk# 4
  10. George, Franklin/FrankTraditional Music for Banjo, Fiddle & BagpipesCounty C 2703, Cas (1992/1967), trk# A.03
  11. George, Franklin/FrankTraditional Music for Banjo, Fiddle and BagpipesKanawha 307, LP (1967), trk# A.02
  12. Grey, SaraSara GreyFolk Legacy FSI 038, LP (1970), trk# B.04
  13. Haley, EdGrey EagleRounder 1133/1134, CD( (1997), trk# 2.07
  14. Hollow Rock String BandDevil’s Riding Horse. 44th… Convention, Union GroveUnion Grove SS 02, LP (1969/1968), trk# A.02
  15. Jabbour, AlanFresh Oldtime String Band MusicRounder 0262, LP (1988), trk# 1
  16. Johnson, CletusOld-Time Banjo Anthology, Vol. 1Marimac AHS 4, Cas (1991), trk# 3 [1976]
  17. Krassen, MilesKrassen, Miles / Appalachian FiddleOak, sof (1973), p69
  18. Krassen, MilesKrassen, Miles / Clawhammer BanjoOak, sof (1974), p56
  19. Lost World String BandLost But Not LeastWheatland 002, LP (1978), trk# A.01
  20. Nelson, MarkNelson, Mark / Twenty One Fiddle Tunes for Mountain DulcimerNelson, Fol (197?), p 2
  21. New Tranquility String BandBerkeley FarmsFolkways FA 2436, LP (1972/1970), trk# A.07
  22. Perlman, KenPerlman, Ken / Fingerpicking Fiddle Tunes for Finger Style GuitarChappell, Sof (1978), p16
  23. Perlman, KenPerlman, Ken / Melodic Clawhammer BanjoOak, Sof (1979), p20
  24. Portland MegabandPortland Megaband LivePortMeg, CD (2002), 6c
  25. Reynolds, GeorgeSilberberg, Gene (ed.) / Complete Fiddle Tunes I Either Did or Did Not.Silberberg, Fol (2005), p 21
  26. Ruffwater StringbandMichigan SpringRuffwater MS 006, Cas (199?), trk# 9a
  27. SkylarkFavoritesLittle Bird LB 1001, Cas (1990), trk# A.06a
  28. Trail BandVoices from the Oregon TrailTrail’s End TEP 001, Cas (1991), trk# B.05a
  29. Trail BandLewis and ClarkTrail’s End TEP 006, CD (1999), trk# 12a