Traditional old folk song on cigar box mandolin and going bad harmonica.

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Comment by Uncle John on May 28, 2021 at 7:21am

Donovan!  Thanks, Alan.  I used to go to some old country and old timey jams and I would hear old stuff like this and often like it.  

Comment by AGP # on May 28, 2021 at 12:20am

Another Fine Mando/Harp/Vocal performance 'UJ', and yet another old traditional song I was unaware of, done my usual thing, and looked for it on Google & Utube, found a very nice song by Donovan with the same name, but obviously not the one your playing here, so I'm still in the dark a little, about the origins of your traditional folk version, please enlighten my ever inquisitive mind ??   :-) 

Comment by Uncle John on May 27, 2021 at 10:08pm

Thanks Ron and Kale.  Ron, the platform for the site is called Ning.  It seems as though it has always been troublesome and requiring maintenance.   But your observation sometime seems true to me.   

A lot of our type of thing has gone over to Facebook.  This site has some big advantages compared to FB and also some disadvantages.  We have become a pond that diminishes in size....   But I still enjoy it and the good people here.

Ron, hats and instruments are good!  Keep playing and learning.   I don't have more than average 'natural' playing talent.  But I am way above average in 'want to'.

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 27, 2021 at 9:54pm

Very nice!

Comment by RON NORTHCUTT on May 27, 2021 at 7:26pm
Great song uncle John. Like you I have a large collection of cigar box instruments and hats. I can't play the instruments very well. But I can wear the the hats without much trouble.
Comment by RON NORTHCUTT on May 27, 2021 at 7:22pm
I was kind of wondering about the site myself. Seem like the site operators are losing interest in it, not a lot of new stuff added anymore. I still enjoy and will support it. Just my observation.
Comment by Uncle John on May 27, 2021 at 6:57pm

Thanks, Tee.  Will do.  

Comment by t-belly johnson on May 27, 2021 at 6:55pm

Coming from the UK a lot of these old songs are new to me. Keep `em coming John ;)

Comment by Uncle John on May 27, 2021 at 6:44pm

Thanks and LOL, Doug.  Good question.  Two nearly identical 'blues hats', the straw 'Gus' hat worn here in the video - similar in shape to the one worn by Augustus (Gus) McCrae in the series, 'Lonesome Dove'.  One more straw hat for outside work, a kind of kayak and walk the dog shirt, a plastic derby and a bunch of caps.  

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 27, 2021 at 4:38pm

Classic “Uncle John”!!! Well played and sang. Just curious, how many different hats do you have?

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