Grassland Jam: Bluegrass Martins / Dugout Canoe


– [Announcer] The following program is a production of
Pioneer Public Television. In this episode of Grassland Jam, Morgan County, Missouri’s musical family, the Bluegrass Martins. ♪ I could’ve loved you better,
didn’t mean to be unkind ♪ ♪ You know that was the
last thing on my mind ♪ – [Announcer] And also from Missouri, St. Louis’ old time quartet, Dugout Canoe. (bluegrass music) Grassland Jam brings you
the best of the main stage of the Minnesota Bluegrass
& Old Time Music Festival at El Rancho Manana,
near Richmond, Minnesota. (lively bluegrass music) Grassland Jam is supported by the Minnesota Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund, with money from the vote
of the people of Minnesota, and by The Members of
Pioneer Public Television. And now on the main
stage, Bluegrass Martins. ♪ Make the world go away ♪ ♪ And get it off my shoulder ♪ ♪ Say the things you used to say ♪ ♪ And make the world go away ♪ ♪ Do you remember when you loved me ♪ ♪ Before the world took me astray ♪ ♪ If you do, then forgive me ♪ ♪ And make the world go away ♪ ♪ Make the world go away ♪ ♪ And get it off my shoulder ♪ ♪ Say the things you used to say ♪ ♪ And make the world go away ♪ ♪ I’m sorry if I hurt you ♪ ♪ I’ll make it up day by day ♪ ♪ Just say you love me like you used to ♪ ♪ And make the world go away ♪ ♪ Make the world go away ♪ ♪ And get it off my shoulder ♪ ♪ Say the things you used to say ♪ ♪ And make the world go away ♪ ♪ Make the world go away ♪ ♪ And get it off my shoulder ♪ ♪ Say the things you used to say ♪ ♪ And make the world go away ♪ ♪ Say the things you used to say ♪ ♪ And make the world go away ♪ (audience applauds) – Awe, hello, Minnesota! We’re about to get knee-deep
in bluegrass here tonight. Ready? (lively bluegrass music) (audience applauds) – Thank you. ♪ Well it’s a lesson too
late for the learning ♪ ♪ Made of sand, made of sand ♪ ♪ In the wink of an eye
my soul is turnin’ ♪ ♪ In your hand, in your hand ♪ ♪ Are you going away with
no word of farewell ♪ ♪ Will there be not a trace left behind ♪ ♪ I could’ve loved you better,
didn’t mean to be unkind ♪ ♪ You know that was the
last thing on my mind ♪ ♪ As we walk along my
thoughts are tumbling ♪ ♪ Round and round, round and round ♪ ♪ Underneath my feet
are someplace rumbling ♪ ♪ Underground, underground ♪ ♪ Are you going away with
no word of farewell ♪ ♪ Will there be not a trace left behind ♪ ♪ I could’ve loved you better,
didn’t mean to be unkind ♪ ♪ You know that was the
last thing on my mind ♪ ♪ I’ve got reason a-plenty for goin’ ♪ ♪ This I know, this I know ♪ ♪ And the weeds have
been steadily growin’ ♪ ♪ Please don’t go, please don’t go ♪ ♪ Are you going away with
no word of farewell ♪ ♪ Will there be not a trace left behind ♪ ♪ I could have loved you better,
didn’t mean to be unkind ♪ ♪ You know that was the
last thing on my mind ♪ ♪ Are you going away with
no word of farewell ♪ ♪ Will there be not a trace left behind ♪ ♪ I could have loved you better,
didn’t mean to be unkind ♪ ♪ You know that was the
last thing on my mind ♪ ♪ You know that was the
last thing on my mind ♪ (audience applauds) – Thank you. ♪ Blow, whistle blow ♪ ♪ And your song’s so long to blow ♪ ♪ Reminding me it’s another lonesome day ♪ ♪ Blow, whistle blow,
it seems so long ago ♪ ♪ Your lonesome whistle
says he’s gone away ♪ ♪ The train went down the track ♪ ♪ He never did look back ♪ ♪ To the one he loved
with her heart and soul ♪ ♪ The price I had to pay
living day after day ♪ ♪ To know the one I
loved is forever gone ♪ ♪ This train will sing to
me this lonesome song ♪ ♪ Blow, whistle blow ♪ ♪ And your song’s so long to blow ♪ ♪ Reminding me it’s another lonesome day ♪ ♪ Blow, whistle blow,
it seems so long ago ♪ ♪ Your lonesome whistle
says he’s gone away ♪ ♪ The stars come out at night ♪ ♪ And the moon is shining bright ♪ ♪ And the night birds cry and
sing their lonesome song ♪ ♪ That (mumbles) sound of
the train comin’ round ♪ ♪ Come remind me once
again I’m all alone ♪ ♪ Please sing to me old
train your lonesome song ♪ ♪ Blow, whistle blow ♪ ♪ And your song’s so long to blow ♪ ♪ Reminding me it’s another lonesome day ♪ ♪ Blow, whistle blow,
it seems so long ago ♪ ♪ Your lonesome whistle
says he’s gone away ♪ ♪ Blow, whistle blow ♪ ♪ And your song’s so long to blow ♪ ♪ Reminding me it’s another lonesome day ♪ ♪ Blow, whistle blow,
it seems so long ago ♪ ♪ Your lonesome whistle
says he’s gone away ♪ ♪ Your lonesome whistle
says he’s gone away ♪ (audience applauds) – Thank you. – [Announcer] Next on the
main stage, Dugout Canoe. (“Granny, Will Your Dog
Bite” by Dugout Canoe) (audience applauds) – Thank you. – Thank you. – Thank you, folks. That was called Granny,
Will Your Dog Bite. Granny, will your dog bite? No, child, no, ’cause the wolf bit its
biter off a long time ago. Alright, now our next tune here, we’re Dugout Canoe. We’re from down, the St.
Louis, Missouri, area. We’re gonna play a lot of
stuff from down around there in Missouri and stuff, and this one here comes from
the playing of Gene Goforth. Gene Goforth was a fiddle player that played with Bill Monroe
and His Bluegrass Boys, so he was a Bluegrass Boy. He was raised around fiddlin’, and this is one that they used to play around the parts where he was from, and he’s from Eminence, Missouri. And this one’s called The
Quail is a Pretty Bird. (“The Quail is a Pretty Bird”) (audience applauds) Yeah. The Quail is a Pretty Bird. Thank you very much, folks. This next one here we
learned out of a book that was published in 1912,
of a book of old fiddle tunes. It was published in St. Joseph, Missouri, and collected by this guy
by the name of Dr. Morris. And this little tune here is
called Fine Times at Our House. (“Fine Times at Our House”) (audience applauds) Yeah. Thank you very much. This next little tune here is an old song that goes way back. – This is the Georgia
Organ Grinders’ version of Charming Betsy. – Alright. (“Charming Betsy”) ♪ Well the hen and the
rooster lived out west ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ Oh, the hen says I love you the best ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ The rooster said, Hen,
don’t you tell me no lie ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ I saw you in the alley
with the big Shanghai ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ Now I’m goin’ round the
mountain Charmin’ Betsy ♪ ♪ I’m goin’ round the mountain Cora Lee ♪ ♪ If I ever see you anymore ♪ ♪ It’s do lord, remember me ♪ ♪ Oh, Adam and Eve in the garden one day ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ Eve wore a big leaf, so they say ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ Adam stood with his back to the wall ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ Just waitin’ for them leaves to fall ♪ ♪ Oh, remember me ♪ ♪ Now I’m goin’ round the
mountain Charmin’ Betsy ♪ ♪ I’m goin’ round the mountain Cora Lee ♪ ♪ If I ever see you anymore ♪ ♪ Well, it’s do lord, remember me ♪ ♪ Woo ♪ ♪ Goin’ round the
mountain Charmin’ Betsy ♪ ♪ I’m goin’ round the mountain Cora Lee ♪ ♪ If I ever see you anymore ♪ ♪ Well it’s do lord, remember me ♪ (audience applauds) – Thank you. – Okay, there’s a lot of
crossover and connection between bluegrass music
and old-timey music. The old-timey music goes
back hundreds of years. Some of these tunes we play are so old, nobody knows who wrote
’em, and nobody knows, except for maybe there was this one Roman guy named Anonymous. There was that guy. – He was really short. – He was short, yeah. But then there’s also new fiddle tunes that’ve been written recently. And this particular one is
called The Louisville Breakdown and it was written by Bill Monroe, and we’re gonna play it for ya right now. Try to do a good job on it, here we go. Woo, doggie. (“The Louisville Breakdown”) – [Narrator] Grassland Jam is supported by the Minnesota Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund, with money from the vote
of the people of Minnesota, and by the Members of
Pioneer Public Television.

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