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Thread #8916 Message #173487
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Peterson (at work)
04-Feb-00 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Songs of the American Civil War
Subject: RE: Songs of the American Civil War
If you know the fiddle tune, Swingin' on a Gate, slow it down by a factor of about 3 and see how close it is to what I have heard re-enactors call "A Joker's Farewell". I guess there aren't enough good melodies to go around. I love lots of the songs mentioned here. Lonesome EJ-- know Evalina, sweet Evalina from the singing of Critton Hollow String Band and will try to transcribe it over the weekend if I can find where I have it taped (I think it's a homemade tape from Clifftop). The Hebrew Maiden (the song McCook sang the first night of Chickamauga, right?) is one I have never seen. Jine the Cavalry is in Silber.