A nice little John Hurt tune. And you can hear the soothing sounds of traffic in the background. Just wish I could sing better. And play better too, as long as we’re wishing.
Over and Out Rag
Here’s a rough cut of the only song on the Hanson book I really like.
One last one in Open D. This is Elizabeth Cotton’s version of Vastopol. I guess she spelled it with an ‘A’.
This is my 1000th blog post. Huh.
This may be my favorite John Hurt tune of all. Open D.
It’s an Open D marathon. This is a classic parlour guitar tune, Grossman version.
Sitting on Top of the World
Another one in Open D.
Another one in Open D, this one with a capo on the second fret. Quite a few mistakes in this one, but it’s just too hot in my house to do it again.
This is a simple version of the tune I learned from Grossman’s Big Book. It’s in Open D tuning.
John Hurt’s slide version of this song, ‘Talking Casey’, is my favorite.
The Girl I Left Behind Me
A little change of pace. This is an old folk tune I learned from this nifty site.
One more John Hurt song in the key of A. This is not the Candyman song where ‘the Candyman can’. Although, in this version, the Candyman certainly can, he’s not actually talking about candy.
In this recording my strings are completely shot. I’ll have to record it again sometime when I summon the energy to change my strings.