The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1510   Message #5167
Posted By: Bob Landry
13-May-97 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Moonshine Can
Subject: RE: The Moonshine Can
I first learned the tune from listening to Omar Blondahl and later transcribed the words from Dick Nolan, neither of whom flat pick or finger pick the tune - essentially, they strum. I jazzed up the rhythum to accompany my howling but, essentially, I use a basic "root note - strum" style. I tried flat picking it last night and ran into definite limits imposed by my lack of familiarity with the I & S version as well as my lack of skill and imagination. There has to be a copy of Northern Journey floating around here in Northern Alberta.