Description: Fun fiddle tune with crazy lyrics that are the epitome of the early 1800’s era, simple back-ups, E-Z melody uses a lowered 2nd finger on the E string. Slow version helps with reminders of low 2’s and high 2’s. Medium speed version is simple with a little guitar back-up. Pot Luck Pickin’ Party (PLPP) version is actually not much faster than the medium speed version! I chose to do this on purpose to give it a kind of drunken silly quality that the lyrics kind of call for I think. Hope you enjoy! I’ll include a faster version too, to prepare you for the fiddle session tempo where it will most likely be played at. Have fun!
Jam-along: This one is a little different than most beginning songs to jam along to. Though the overall key is A, the overall scale used it A Mixolydian (one of the modes you can learn about in our other lessons). Don’t let that throw you off though, A Mixolydian is nothing more than an A major scale with the 7th note lowered to G natural instead of G#. Another way to look at it, is that it actually has the same exact notes in it as the D major scale, but with A as your tonic or starting note. Give it a try and have fun!