Notes from 2015

12/9/2015
pretty mild weather for December. 16 musicians, 1 visitor.

Sally Ann Johnson D
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk D
My Darling Asleep D
Spotted Pony D
Breaking Up Christmas A
Down The Brae Em
Big Scioty G
Billy In The Low Ground C
Down Yonder G
Magpie G
Kesh Jig G
Mouth Of The Tobique G
Greenleaf Fancy G
Rachel D
Ten Strike C
Swinging On A Gate G
Jaybird D
Seneca Square Dance G
Maid Behind The Bar D
Going Down To Cairo G
Soldiers Joy D
Waynesboro G
Over The Waterfall D
Dinah A
Granny Will Your Dog Bite A
Red Haired Boy A
June Apple A
Pear Tree G
Chattanooga G
Nail That Catfish G
Flat On The Frog D
Blackberry Blossom G
Grub Springs A
Grasshopper Sitting On A Sweet Potato Vine D
Saturday Night Breakdown C
Three Thin Dimes A
Woodchoppers Reel D
Golden Slippers G
Purple Lillies Polka D
Texas Gals C

12/02/2015
It has been a while since anything has been posted here and I want to give an update so people will know that the Shakies are still meeting on a weekly basis. Last night we met. It was a warm night for December but a few snow flakes and some rain as well. There were 14 musicians and 1 guest. We played quite a few of the usual tunes listed in the sessions below but we did play a couple of relatively new (for the Shakies) tunes.

The Blue Mule from Cyrill Stinnett D I think
Green Leaf Fancy from Norman Blake and James Bryan G

09/02/2015
Extremely hot and humid weather tonight. 15 musicians and 2 visitors.

Josephine’s Waltz G
Colored Arisocracy G
Indian Corn G
Swinging On A Gate G
Seneca Square Dance G
Kesh Jig G
Dubuque D
Rock The Cradle Joe D
Texas or Newcastle A
Breakin’ Up Christmas A
June Apple A
Parry Sound Reel D
Shag Poke G
Chinese Breakdown D
Billy In The Low Ground C
Old Joe C
Texas Gals C
Chinqapin Hunting A
Shenandoah Falls A
Red Haired Boy or Little Beggarman or Guilderoy Am
Falls Of Richmond A
Booth Shot Lincoln A
Saddle Old Kate A
Garry Owen G
La Danse Du Barbier G
The Pear Tree G
Golden Slippers G
Whistling Rufus G

08/19/2015
Today’s session followed, sadly, a funeral service for Ande Glasmacher in St. Johns. We had 25 musicians and 3 visitors. I missed some of the very last tunes played today.

Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Walking In The Parlor D
Soldiers Joy D
Spotted Pony D
Cherokee Shuffle D
Tyler’s Trot G
Right And Left Six G
Cuffy G
Chattanooga G
Auger In The Ditch G
Da Slockit Light D
Possums Tail Is Bare D
Maggie Brown’s Favorite G
Grey Cat On A Tennessee Farm G
Pig Ankle Rag D
Ten Strike C
Texas Gals C
Indian Corn G
Bob Spinners Tune in G
Cora Dye G
Colored Aristocracy G
Cornhuskers G
Walkin Uptown D
Swinging On A Gate G
Flanigans Polka C/G
Forked Deer D
Billy In The Low Ground C
Seneca Square Dance G
Golden Slippers G
Old Mother Flanigan A
Down Home Rag G
L And N Rag C
Wes Muir’s Tune C
Arrington Valley Two Step G
Horses In The Canebreak G
Hangmans Reel A
Pennsylvania Black Eyed Susie C/G/D

08/12/2015
This is the first entry in several weeks due to laziness in recording information and also being out of town. This was the first Shakies session after both the Shakies Annual Reunion and the Great Lakes Folk Festival. We had 23 musicians including 2 first time Shaky musicians and 3 visitors. I missed some of the first tunes played and also some of the very last tunes played today.

Emma’s Pride D
Red Wing G
Soldier’s Joy D
On The Road To Boston D
Don Tremaine’s Reel D
Goin’ Uptown D
Chinese Breakdown D
Temperance Reel G
Chattanooga G
Squirrel Hunters Am
Cherokee Shuffle D
Waterbound A
Snake River Reel D
Joys of Bath composed by Mike Ross D
Big Scioty G
Auger In The Ditch G
Saddle Old Kate A
Granny Will Your Dog Bite A
Blackberry Blossom G
Old Mother Flanigan A
Old Joe Clark A
Richmond A
Crow Creek A
Greasy Coat A
Ragged Shirt A
Unnamed Tune in A
She Came Up From St. Louis And She Went Back Home composed by Mike Ross A
Margaret’s Waltz A
Texas A
Boys The Buzzards Are Flying A
June Apple A
Gold Rush A
Buffalo Gals A
Wagoner One Step C
Pike’s Peak C
Farewell Trion C
Hogskin C
L and N Rag C
Wild Goose Chase C
Searcy County Rag C
Wes Muir’s Tune C

06/3/2015
no count of musicians for this session

Happy Acre Two Step A/D
Haste To The Wedding A
Soldiers Joy D
Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Cat Behind The Stove G
Blackberry BLossom G
Mississippi Sawyer D
Puncheon Floor G/D
Over The Waterfall D
Westphalia Waltz G
Durang’s Hornpipe D
Spotted Pony D
Staten Island Hornpipe D
St. Anne’s Reel D
Angeline The Baker D
Lover’s Waltz A
Indian Corn G
Shoes And Stockings G
Whistling Rufus G
Ten Strike C
Flanigan’s Polka C/G
Swinging On A Gate G
Old Mother Flanigan A
Avalon Quickstep D
Fisher’s Hornpipe D
Big Scioty G
Bill Cheatham A
Mason’s Apron A

05/27/2015
14 musicians and 2 visitors


Andy DeJarlis D
Jaybird D
Dubuque D
Walking In The Parlor D
Amelia’s Waltz D
Mississippi Sawyer D
Seneca Square Dance G
Puncheon Floor G/D
Whistling Rufus G
Cornhuskers G
Billy In The Low Land (Henry Reed) G
Jimmy In The Swamp G
Johnny Crease’s Second Change C/G
Nail That Catfish To The Tree G
Red Wing G
White Horse Breakdown G
Big Scioty G
Mouth Of The Tobique G
Billy In The Low Ground C
Blackberry Blossom G
Cowboy’s Dream D
Shoes And Stockings G
Woodchoppers Reel D
Emma’s Pride D
Durang’s Hornpipe D
Pear Tree G
Down Home Rag G
Breaking Up Christmas A
Oiling Julia A
Growling Old Man And The Grumbling Old Woman Am/A
Black Velvet Waltz C
Golden Slippers G
Barlow Knife G

04/22/2015
17 musicians and 2 visitors


Cuffy G
Bob Spinner’s Tune in G
Swinging On A Gate G
Pear Tree G
Soldiers Joy D
Golden Slippers G
Shove That Pigs Foot A Little Further Into The Fire G
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss D
Black Velvet Waltz C
Indian Ate A Woodchuck C
Old Melinda C
Emma’s Pride D
Sally Ann Johnson D
Sadie At The Back Door D
Dubuque D
Sally In The Garden D
Billy In The Low Ground C
Over The Waterfall D
Angeline The Baker D
Grasshopper Sitting On A Sweet Potato Vine D
Indian Corn G
Waves On The Ocean or The Deaf Woman’s Courtship D
White Horse Breakdown G
Cora Dye G
Billy In The Low Land G
Waynesboro G
Seneca Square Dance G
Turkey In The Straw G
Ebeneezer G
Falls Of Richmond A
Kitchen Girl A
Cluck Old Hen A
Crow Creek A
Black Cat In The Briar Patch A/D
Best Timber A
Old Joe C
Wagoner One Step C
L And N Rag C
Wes Muir’s Tune C
Saturday Night Breakdown C
Altamont C
Monkey In The Dog Cart C
Hell Broke Loose In Georgia C

04/22/2015
17 musicians and 2 visitors


Whiskey Before Breakfast D
Cluck Old Hen Am
Seneca Square Dance G
Flowers Of Edinburgh G
March Of St. Timothy G
Andy DeJarlis D
Cold Frosty Morning Am
Golden Slippers G
Texas Gals C
Red Wing G
The Girl I Left Behind Me G
Spotted Pony D
Sarah Armstrong D
Sally Ann Johnson D
Emma’s Pride D
Coleman’s March D
Ook Pik Waltz G
Crockett’s Honeymoon G
Indian Corn G
Quadrille Du Beauharnois C
Hangman’s Reel A
Old Joe Clark A
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss D
Sally Ann D
Angeline The Baker or Angelina Baker D
Campbell’s Farewell To Red Gap A
Road To Malvern A
Barlow Knife G
Josephine’s Waltz G
Big Scioty G
Irish Washer Woman G
Pig Ankle Rag D
Hogskin C
Blackberry Blossom G
Puncheon Floor G and D
Mouth Of The Tobique G

04/8/2015
13 musicians and 1 visitor – cool, breezy spring evening. What follows is a list of most of the tunes played. I left before the end of the session.

Ragtime Annie D and G
Grub Springs D
Camp Meeting On The 4th Of July D
Lee Triplett’s West Fork Gals D
Jaybird D
Shove That Pig’s Foot A Little Further Into The Fire G
Angeline D
Rock The Cradle Joe D
Hangman’s Reel A
Chinkapin Hunting A
Walk Along John To Kansas A
Masons Apron A
Austy’s Barn Dance A
Granny Will Your Dog Bite A
Shady Grove Amajor
June Apple A
Sandy Boys A
Half Past Four A
Mouth Of The Tobique G
Chattanooga G
Indian Corn G
Swinging On A Gate G
Auger In The Ditch G
Sandy River Belle G
Big Scioty G
Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand G
Golden Slippers G
Jeff City G
Nail That Catfish To The Tree G
Wind That Shakes The Barley G
Old Melinda C
Saturday Night Breakdown C
Hogskin C
Flowers Of Edinburgh G
Bill Cheatham A

02/18/2015

9 musicians and 1 visitor – extremely cold evening with a foot of snow on the ground.

Britches Full Of Stitches A
Cluck Old Hen Am
Waterbound A
St. Anne’s Reel D
June Apple Am
Old Joe Clark A
Arkansas Traveler D
Spotted Pony D
Old Mother Flanagan A
Magpie G
Blackberry Blossom G
Red Wing G
Country Waltz G
Take My Blues Away D composed by Mike Ross
Sandy Boys A
Needlecase D
Growling Old Man And The Grumbling Old Woman A
Texas Gals C
Saturday Night Breakdown C
Golden Slippers G
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk No More D
Little Billy Wilson A
Bill Cheatham A
Monkey In The Dog Cart C
Jimmy In The Swamp C
Billy In The Low Ground C
Old Melinda C
Old Joe C

02/04/2015
9 musicians and 1 visitor – cold night, what follows is a partial list of the tunes played:

Drowsy Maggie Em
Soldiers Joy D
Spotted Pony D
Angeline The Baker D
Dubuque D
Road To Boston D
Cluck Old Hen Am
Butterfly Em
Cuffey G
St. Anne’s Reel D
Red Wing G
The Girl I Left Behind Me G
Stump Tailed Dog G
Pretty Little Dog A
Flowers Of Edinburgh D
Red Haired Boy A
Bug In The Taters D
Freight Train C
Ross’ Reel #4 F
Hogskin C
Little Princess Footsteps C
Casey’s Hornpipe Bflat
Quince Dillon’s High D Tune D
Colored Aristocracy G

01/28/2015
19 musicians and 1 visitor – partial list of the tunes played:

John Ryan’s Polka D
Dubuque D
Spotted Pony D
Puncheon Floor G/D
Abe’s Retreat A
Flying Cloud Cotillion G/D
Bug In The Taters D
Money Creek D
Mississippi Sawyer D
Billy In The Low Ground C
Down Home Rag G
Bill Walker’s Waltz D
Yellow Gals A
Cuffy G
Magpie G
Seneca Square Dance G
Stewart Carmichael D/G
La Bastringue D
Jump Jim Crow D
Yellow Rose Of Texas D
Arkansas Traveler D
June Apple Am
Old Mother Flanagan A
Tombigbee Waltz G
Monkey In The Dog Cart C
Bill Cheatham A
Indian Corn G
Josephine’s Waltz G
L And N Rag C
Golden Slippers G
Dull Chisel A
Benton’s Dream A
Turkey In The Straw G
Auger In The Ditch G

01/21/2015
14 musicians and 1 visitor – not too bad on a wintry, cold night with slippery roads. Nothing has been posted in this section for some time, not because the Shakys have not been meeting, but due to lack of ambition on the part of the poster. What follows is a partial list of the tunes played:

Spotted Pony D
Bug In The Taters D
Sadie At The Back Door D
Flop Eared Mule D&A
West Fork Gals D
June Apple Am
Boys The Buzzards Are Flying A
Ook Pik Waltz G
Girl I Left Behind Me G
Bill White C lydian
Barlow Knife G
Indian Corn G
Snowbird On The Ashbank G
Seneca Square Dance G
Country Waltz D
Billy In The Low Ground C
Stone’s Rag C
L and N Rag C
Falls Of Richmond Am
Bill Sullivan’s Polka/Britches Full Of Stitches A/A
Forward and Back Right and Left Thru G
Red Haired Boy A
Granny Will Your Dog Bite A
The Pear Tree G
Magpie G
Jeff City G
Ten Strike C
Hangman’s Reel A
Needlecase D
Cora Dye G
a Bill Walker Waltz D


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