Tune Wishlist

I’ve had my copy of The Fiddler’s Fakebook since 1989, at least. I hadn’t opened it much in the last 20 years, but when I started playing again I noticed that I’d made marks in the index of the book. I don’t remember if these were tunes I’d already learned, tunes I liked and wanted to learn, tunes that were played at a particular session, or what. But I’d kind of like to work my way through them and find out.

These are the names of the tunes ~15 year old me marked in his copy of the Fiddler’s Fakebook:

  • Back Step Cindy
  • Barbara’s Fancy
  • Black Mountain Rag
  • Bonaparte’s Retreat
  • Breaking Up Christmas
  • The Bride’s a Bonnie Thing
  • Camp Chase
  • Cluckin’ Hen
  • Cluck Old Hen
  • Double File
  • Drunken Hiccups
  • Ducks on the Millpond (1)
  • Falls of Richmond
  • Going Down the River
  • Great Big Taters in Sandy Land
  • Hanged Man’s Reel
  • Jenny Lynn
  • Midnight on the Water
  • Old Mother Flanagan
  • Roustabout
  • Sally Ann (B)
  • Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle
  • Shooting Creek
  • Sugar Hill

If I knew those tunes before, for the most part I don’t now. I could probably play three of them, and I recognize a few more but doubt I could name them if you played them for me. So between these and the “Fiddle Hell” list, I’ve got a pretty solid list of tunes I’d like to learn.

What tunes are on your wishlist?

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