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Author:  Judy K [ Sun May 04, 2008 6:34 pm ]
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Found a great mountain dulcimer arrangement (IMO) of "The Water is Wide", a traditional tune that is also used for Issac Watt's "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". (But not always ... think there are at least 4 tunes for that one.) This arrangement is by Larry Conger from his book "September On The Mississippi".

The Water Is Wide

Just wanted to share the first piece I've recorded in a while .... with apologies to anyone with perfect pitch. One string is flatted purposely to give a better overall tone, to my ear.

Author:  Lyn D [ Sun May 04, 2008 7:31 pm ]
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Oh my gosh, Judy! I don't know why, but I was under the impression you just started with the dulcimer some months ago? I guess I was wrong. :oops: This is beautiful. Are you taking lessons, or just learning from a book, on your own?

Lyn

Author:  KittyR [ Sun May 04, 2008 7:53 pm ]
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Nice, Judy. Makes me want to gently play along in the background.

Author:  Judy K [ Sun May 04, 2008 8:15 pm ]
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Thanks, Lyn -- basically I've been playing dulcimer about 18 months, not long. All self-taught from various books. Teachers have been hard to find in this area so far.

Kitty - thanks! You are more than welcome to take this and improve it however you like with your playing. I'd love to hear it!

Author:  larrym [ Sun May 04, 2008 8:41 pm ]
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Wonderful job, Judy. A really pretty and relaxing tune. Looking forward to more dulcimer tunes from you!


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Larry

Author:  Blackhawk [ Mon May 05, 2008 1:23 am ]
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Very pretty, Judy! Now, I want to hear some different renditions to Wayfaring Stranger. For that matter, I'm still waiting to hear Connie's bluesy version of that song.

Author:  Judy K [ Mon May 05, 2008 1:34 am ]
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Thank you very much, Larry and Darvis!

D, Wayfaring Stranger is in the works ... you'll be the first to know when they're done. ;)

:-k .... maybe that would be a good tune for TPE?

Author:  Lyn D [ Mon May 05, 2008 7:17 am ]
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The Water Is Wide is really pretty. I don't think I've ever heard it before. Could someone post the music in pdf?

Also, speaking of Wayfaring Stranger, I can't find my copy. :-k ](*,) Does anyone have the music in pdf they could post? :oops:

Thank you in advance.

Lyn

Author:  Adrian [ Mon May 05, 2008 10:49 am ]
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Lyn D wrote:
The Water Is Wide is really pretty. I don't think I've ever heard it before. Could someone post the music in pdf?

Lyn



The tune 'The Water is Wide' can be found in many hymn books under the tune name 'O Waly, Waly', at least you can this side of the pond.

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Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue May 06, 2008 2:25 am ]
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Lyn D wrote:
The Water Is Wide is really pretty. I don't think I've ever heard it before. Could someone post the music in pdf?

Also, speaking of Wayfaring Stranger, I can't find my copy. :-k ](*,) Does anyone have the music in pdf they could post? :oops:

Thank you in advance.

Lyn

Sorry, Lyn, I learned it by ear. There are so many versions, so we may all play it differently. I learned mine from an ancient Michael Parks LP from 1971.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue May 06, 2008 2:27 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
Lyn D wrote:
The Water Is Wide is really pretty. I don't think I've ever heard it before. Could someone post the music in pdf?

Lyn



The tune 'The Water is Wide' can be found in many hymn books under the tune name 'O Waly, Waly', at least you can this side of the pond.

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Thank you for posting the dots, Adrian. For some reason I've never been able to get this one by ear.

Author:  Judy K [ Wed May 07, 2008 11:39 pm ]
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Lyn D wrote:
Also, speaking of Wayfaring Stranger, I can't find my copy. :-k ](*,) Does anyone have the music in pdf they could post? :oops:


Didn't come across it in pdf, but this copy is from the Wandering Whistler Music Archive. Pretty nice version and very whistle friendly. This site is one of the first I check for tunes.

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Author:  Lyn D [ Thu May 08, 2008 7:22 am ]
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Judy and Adrian,

Thank you for posting the melodies. Tha "Water Is Wide" is new to me, but I first heard "Wayfaring Stranger" about two years ago. It sounds very pretty on the Native American flute. Now, I can't stop playing either one! :laughing:

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu May 08, 2008 1:43 pm ]
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Judy, this is absolutely beautiful.

Sometimes at our church we sing When I Survey the Wondrous Cross to that tune.

Author:  Judy K [ Thu May 08, 2008 11:51 pm ]
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Thanks, Connie ... but credit for the "beautiful" really belongs to the arranger (Larry Conger) more than the player on this. The book I found this in is a treasure trove of intriguing arrangements for some familiar melodies ... Londonderry Air, Scarborough Fair, Greensleeves, Wayfaring Stranger, etc. ... and they're fun to play! \:D/

Author:  RonKiley [ Tue May 13, 2008 7:12 pm ]
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That is very nice Judy. You have really taken to that dulcimer. That version for the Water Is Wide is not the way I play it. I usually play this when I am checking out a low d. I like that version of Wayfaring Stranger. I must learn it.

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