This tune was first recorded as a song by Arthur Collins in 1909 (MP3 attached). I've arranged it from an instrumental version, originally in Eb, it lent itself perfectly to be transposed to G. I've simplified it by stripping out most of the chords resulting in a very tuneful and catchy banjo solo, most of which is played on single notes and which is not too much of a challenge. It's one of my current favourites and is well worth a listen and play. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.

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Great arrangement Steve

Thanks Carrie, when I first heard the tune I was doubtful but after transposing and simplifying it, it worked out better than I expected..Have you played it yet?....Steve.


carrie horgan said:

Great arrangement Steve

Nice arrangement, Steve. Well done!

This tune is a great jazz standard. I prefer the band versions over the Arthur Collins...like this one:

Hi Marc, I'm sure that your tune was written by Fred Rose and Charles Harrison although when given the full Dixieland treatment, it's not that easy to pick out the melody..Steve.
Trapdoor2 said:

Nice arrangement, Steve. Well done!

This tune is a great jazz standard. I prefer the band versions over the Arthur Collins...like this one:

I think you're right on all counts Steve. I thought I heard the melody of your tune in the intro...perhaps the ghost of it...

Hi Steve I have just printed it off and am going to give it a play through - been a bit hectic this week with finishing work before Christmas break...best, Carrie

I look forward to your video...Steve.

carrie horgan said:

Hi Steve I have just printed it off and am going to give it a play through - been a bit hectic this week with finishing work before Christmas break...best, Carrie

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