Rosin the Bow
Old Buck playing Willow Garden
This is a waltz (3/4 time) in key of G (or C). The two parts are almost the same. :
- The Dubliners [tube] sing all the words on stage.
- Listen to the banjo demo attached.
- Judge Francis D. Henry wrote words in 1874. Acres of Clams is a funny cartoon adaptation.
Not to be confused with...
This tune is possibly the same as "Willow Garden", a delightful Irish ballad about a man who kills his girlfriend by bludgeoning, strangling, stabbing, and drowning, then mourns his lack of a wife to call his own.
We like to arrive late to the C in the second part, like this:
| G G C C | G G EmEm | G G C C | G D7G G | Low part.
| G G G C | G G EmEm | G G C C | G D7G G | High part.
But some people play EmD instead of EmEm.