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This is a tune that I've played many times in sessions, but I was always playing a strummed rhythm. Recently, I was going through some old guitar books and magazines and I found a book that I didn't even remember buying called "DADGAD tuning," by Julie Henigan.

Her version was played in a more linear style. I chose more of a cross-string style, where the notes are played on different strings. This cascades the notes, more like a harp. I also made use of the octave strings to play a couple of the melody notes.

This tune is supposed to be a jig but to me, it feels like it should be a lullaby. I hope you enjoy what I've done with it. I played my small bodied Lowden 12-string in DADGAD lowered one full step to CGCFGC. Of course, with the capo on the 2nd fret, I am in the key of D.

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Comment by John Wilson on March 1, 2010 at 7:56am
Thanks Rick. I wrestled with whether or not to do it a second time through. I recorded it a number of times, almost putting my darling asleep. My wife is my camera babe.

On the take where I played it through twice, the playing wasn't as clean. I should probably follow the Irish tradition of playing two or three tunes together.
Comment by Rick Waugh on February 28, 2010 at 11:11pm
Cool John, just too darn short.

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