I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her Grave
I’m concerned that we have several versions of this floating around on this site, but one is actually Frieze Britches, a similar but different tune, and the other (I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her) matches no version I’ve ever heard.
Which left us without a session-able version—one that would likely fit in with what’s more commonly played under this name at sessions here and beyond. I think one of this site’s strengths is as a source of widely played versions of tunes. Learn them, and you can sit in at sessions everywhere. So I’ve posted that more common version here.
This is based on Martin Hayes’ playing on his early self-titled cd. He also sometimes playes it sharping the c’s in the B Part for a more major (less modal) feel. You can put rolls on those GFG’s in the A Part, and don’t be afraid to slide into that F in measures 1 and 5 of Part A.
Hope this doesn’t ruffle anyone’s hackles….
Other recording of tune
I have no other name, but I learned it off Dervish’s album "Playing with Fire" (track 6). Good recording too! Jan
This has gone to the top of my ‘tunes to learn list’… I sang with Silver Arm over Valentines weekend, and they played this one! (How funny is that??)
T:I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her
DAD F2G|AdB cAF|~G3 cAG|FAF GEA|DED F2G|AdB cAF|G2B cAG|AFD D3:|
|:d2e fed|faf gfe|d2e fed|d^cA d^cA|d2e fed|faf gfe|d^cA BAG|AFD D3:|
“I Buried My Wife And Danced On Top Of Her” ~ assorted keys
what a name.
Re: I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave
Here is my version on the hammered dulcimer.
I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave
I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave, X:4
A mix of Cnats and C#s. I still notated as Dmix because it feels like the C# is the accidental and not the Cnat. As done by Catherine McEvoy on Comb Your Hair and Curl It.