In a recent thread a commentator wrote "I thought, fifty years ago, that if I could learn Cooley’s properly I would understand how to play the fiddle. I still think that. "
While I don’t have that estimable level of experience I feel similarly about
"Kid on the Mountain". In an effort to understand this tune and due justice to it on mandolin I have listened to inumerable recordings, video of people dancing to it,
You tube goat videos, and pulled maybe a dozen variations dots and tabs from here and anyplace else i could find them. Not there yet.
What are your gold standards; tunes that really capture your interest and that you feel truly embody what this music means to you?