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25 Songs, 25 Days – Day Twenty

20 May

Day Twenty – the last song alphabetically on your iPod.

Uncle Earl singing Willie Taylor from their album She Waits for Night is the last song on my MP3 player. I love this song! I’ve been trying to learn the fiddle part for some time now and the lyrics (another story about an errant sailor who gets what he deserves) amuse me every time I hear them. There are several versions of this song on the YouTubes but none of them are performed by Uncle Earl. Here’s a nice acapella version –

And here is another favorite so you can hear Uncle Earl –

And something a little quicker –

Sadly, this particular lineup no longer exists as several members are off doing solo work.

Here’s Abigail Washburn with well-known banjo player Bela Fleck –

Abigail is playing clawhammer style while Bela is picking this version.

And maybe y’all don’t know this about a big Hollywood star –

And because this is so funny and came up in the searches –

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