1. Wildwood Flower & Redwing

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Wildwood FlowerI’ve met a lot of guitar players over the years who claim this is the first tune they learned to pick on guitar. I’m glad to include myself in this tradition.

Redwing

I remember hearing my mom sing this song when I was very young. I’ve noticed a lot of women in my mom’s generation who know and like this tune.

2. Arkansas Traveler, Fisher’s Hornpipe & Soldier’s Joy

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Arkansas TravelerI remember the first time I played this tune with a local fiddler and kept up; I thought I’d arrived.

Fisher’s Hornpipe

I learned this tune from Cathy Barton when we both were still in high school. Around 1980, Susan and I played Fisher’s Hornpipe for her great grandfather’s 100th birthday. When we finished, he said, “Where’d you learn that? That’s an old song. Say! That was old when I was a kid.” James Corbin lived to 103 years. I’ll never forget how he changed my perspective several times on relative history of the common tunes and music of our cultural heritage.

Soldier’s Joy

This tune was played a lot in jam sessions at the Chez Coffeehouse in Columbia, Missouri, in the mid-1970s. I don’t know where I learned it, but the Chez Coffeehouse is a good guess.

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3. Highland Home Longing

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4. Shortnin’ Bread

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5. Amazing Grace

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6. The Old Country

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7. Ragtime Annie

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8. Irish Washerwoman

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9. Foster Baker Banjo Blues

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10. Ozark Scotty

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11. BillCheatam

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12. Turkey in the Straw, Old Joe Clark, & Cotton-Eyed Joe

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13. Ranchman’s Rag

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14. Blackberry Blossom & New Blackberry Blossom

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15. Cluck Ol’ Hen

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16. Texas Sunset

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