Why Were You Playing That? reel

By Jack Gilder

Why Were You Playing That? has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Why Were You Playing That?
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:BG~G2 AGFA|G3D EDB,D|GBdg bg~g2|FGAB cedc|
BG~G2 AGFA|G3D EDB,D|GBdg bg~g2|AGFA G2dc:|
BG~G2 DGBd|~g2fg edBG|cBce dBGB|Ad^cd ed=cA|
BG~G2 DGBd|~g2fg edBG|EDEc BG~G2|1 AGFA G3 A:|2 AGFA G2||

Three comments

Why Were You Doing That?

My good friend and musical collaborator, Richard Mandel, has taken up the banjo in the last couple of years after becoming the SF Bay Area’s most competent and talented guitar player. His skill has translated onto the banjo beautifully and he is becoming the best banjo player around as well. But on his debut with the banjo at a wedding gig we did his future as a great banjo player was momentarily in doubt when this adorable little girl wearing a lovely gown, and looking very distinguished for a 5 year old, was watching intently with her eyebrows furrowed and her face in a pinch. As soon as we finished the tunes she walked straight up to Richard and whined with righteous indignation, “Why were you doing that?”

So… this tune’s for you… Richard. 😉

Why Were You Playing That?

The fiddler who was there that fateful day just informed me that the little girl actually said, "Why were you playing that? So I edited the correct title in.

B-part is changed slightly

I don’t think it will be reflected in the midi… but who goes by that anyway.