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Thread #141259   Message #3250323
Posted By: PHJim
04-Nov-11 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Hop Along Peter + Haywire Mac?
Subject: RE: Origins: Hop Along Peter + Haywire Mac?
I taught elementary scool for thirty some odd years starting in 1967 and taught this song to every class. I learned it from a NLCR album.

About10 years ago Zeke Mazurek and I played a house concert. A couple of kids asked Zeke if he knew any weird tunes and Zeke started singing Hopalong Peter while playing his fiddle like a mandolin. He was surprised to hear me put on a harmony and play along with him. Neither of us had played it for about 8 years, but we added it to our repertoire that night.