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Grandfather's Folk Song

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Jason Bailey

Jason Bailey

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General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hawkeye Music
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $45.00

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Program Notes

In 1929, Jimmie Rodgers released the song Waiting for a Train, which became one of the iconic songs of the great depression. My grandfather, George Thompson, was a self-taught guitar player and a humble street cleaner in the southwest Virginia mountain town of Norton. A recording was made of him playing this iconic song in 1979 by the Appleshop of Whitesburg, Ky., a preservation society of mountain tradition and music.

This grade 2.5-3 piece is a tribute to him, and the song he sang for this short video.

- Program Note by composer


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