You’ve got the Pocketbook, I’ve got the Key

A lovely little tune I learned from Stefan Grossman’s collection. I got two decent takes so I’ve posted them both. The alternating bass line is unusual in that, except for the break in the middle, it goes hi-low hi-low and avoids the root note of the chord.

I got a lot of help learning this one from my former teacher, Vernon Black. The songs in Grossman’s collection are not fully transcribed, and I have trouble figuring out the parts that are left out, especially if they are very different from the transcribed sections. Vernon’s ear could pick them out just fine, though.

You’ve got the Pocketbook, I’ve got the Key — Take 1

You’ve got the Pocketbook, I’ve got the Key — Take 2

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