Farewell to Whiskey

I have a new offering on YouTube. I’m playing mandolin on an old fiddle tune called “Farewell to Whiskey,” an obviously sad piece. My rendition is very short, basically just one time through (or technically, two A parts and two B parts). It’s not my usual repertoire, but it was good because it let me experiment with a production method that gave me pretty good sound in the comfort of my own home.

I was inspired by the Ott Lake Rambler’s guitar version of the same tune, which he posted earlier this year. Now we need an actual fiddle player to play the song. We know one, but if she hasn’t done it yet I don’t think she will (and yes, I’m being oblique, for the sake of privacy). I know there are fiddlers on YouTube who’ve played it, but we don’t know any of them.

For those who may not know, the piece is called “Farewell to Whiskey” because the composer was going to quit drinking. He wasn’t going to Alcoholics Anonymous, though; it was death that would part him from the liquid love of his life.


About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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2 Responses to Farewell to Whiskey

  1. Sweet.

    Watching the “kitten” video now too. Nice piece.

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