Stephen Seifert

Mountain Dulcimer Player

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Like the original Join the Jam DAD? Here's another 151 classic Old-Time jam tunes arranged for DAD tuning. (At 200 pages, this is the largest book I have authored. You can for sure use it as a door stop.)

There's a bunch of really great Old-Time fiddle tunes that don't even show their faces until it starts to get late. Anyone going to bed around 11 PM will probably miss these. The more experienced players have been playing these tunes for years. The majority of these tunes have been in the top 100 Old-Time tunes list for 100 years. Others are common mountain dulcimer jam tunes I wish I had included in the first Join the Jam.

I have been playing all these tunes for years. These arrangements are in the most common keys and are equally split between D, G, and A. A few are in keys like Em and C. A capo is essential of about two-thirds of these. When I had to pick between multiple versions of the same tune, I went with what I've encountered the most. Sometimes I included both versions.

If you want to join the late jam, or any jam with experienced Old-Time musicians, along with your ear, this book is essential.

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Avalon Quickstep, Baby-O, Backstep Cindy, "Been to the East, Been to the West", Benton’s Dream, Big Scioty from Jim Miller, Big Scioty, Big-Eyed Rabbit, Bill Cheatham I, Bill Cheatham II, Billy in the Lowground, Black Hills Waltz, Blackberry Blossom, “Blackest Crow, The”, Boatin’ Up Sandy, Booth Shot Lincoln, Breaking Up Christmas, Briar Picker Brown, Buck Mountain, Bull at the Wagon, Cajun Waltz, Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July, Carthy’s Waltz, Chinquapin Hunting, Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over, Christmas Time’s a Comin’, Cindy, Clay Hole Waltz, Coleman’s March, Cotton Eyed Joe, Cowboy Waltz, Cricket on the Hearth, Crooked Ridge, Crying Waltz, Cumberland Gap, Cutting at the Point, Dance All Night, Devil’s Dream, Did You Ever Seen The Devil, Uncle Joe, Double File, Down the River I Go, Down Yonder, Dry and Dusty, Ducks on the Millpond, Ducks on the Pond, East Tennessee Blues, Ebenezer, Elk River Blues, Elzic’s Farewell, Fire on the Mountain, Folding Down the Sheets, Fortune - Round Peak, Fortune, Grandfather’s Clock, Granny Will Your Dog Bite I, Granny Will Your Dog Bite II, Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potatoe Vine, Greasy Coat, Greasy String, Great Big Taters in Sandy Land, Green Willis, Hangman’s Reel, Hard Times Come Again No More, Hog Eye Man, Hunting the Buffalo, Indian on a Stump, Jack of Diamonds, Jaybird Died of Whooping Cough, Jaybird, Jenny Lind Polka, Jimmy in the Swamp, John Brown’s Dream, John Stenson’s #2, Julie Ann Johnson, Katy Hill, Keep the Ark a Movin’, Ladies on a Steamboat, Lady of the Lake, Last of Harris, Lazy John, Leather Britches, Listen to the Mockingbird, Little Billy Wilson, Little Liza Jane, Little Rabbit, Magpie, Martha Campbell - Kentucky Version, Martha Campbell, Molly Put the Kettle On, Natchez Under the Hill, Needle Case, New Five Cent Piece, Nut Factory Shuffle, Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On, Old Billy Hell, Old Grey Cat, Old Molly Hare - Round Peak, Old Molly Hare, Old Mother Flanagan, Old Old House, Ook Pik Waltz, Paddy on the Turnpike ,Peekaboo Waltz, Polly Put the Kettle On, Pretty Betty Martin, Pretty Little Gal, Quince Dillon’s High D, Red Fox Waltz, Rose of Sharon Waltz, Rye Straw, Sadie at the Back Door, Sally Ann, Sally Goodin’ I, Sally Goodin’ II, Sally Johnson, Salt Creek, Santa Anna’s Retreat, Shaking Down the Acorns I, Shaking Down the Acorns II, Shenandoah Falls, Shenandoah, Shepherd’s Wife’s Waltz, Shooting Creek, Shove that Pig’s Foot a Little Closer to the Fire, Skye Boat Song, Smith’s Reel, Snake River Reel, Sourwood Mountain - Round Peak, Sourwood Mountain, Squirrel Heads and Gravy, Stay All Night, Stump Tail Dog, Sugar in the Gourd, Tater Patch, Temperance Reel, Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase, Texas, Tombigbee Waltz, Too Young to Marry, Train on the Island, Train on the Mountain, Trouble on My Mind, Valley Forge, “Wagoner, Missouri”, Wagoner, Waiting for Nancy, Wake Up Susan, Walkin’ in the Parlor I, Walking in the Parlor II, Wild Rose of the Mountain, Year of Jubilo

Join the Jam II SAMPLE