Next Jam - Dec. 4th, 2018, 7-9pm.

Feb 4, 2013

Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine

Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine is our slow jam tune for February. This old time tune in the key of D has an unusual name (don't they all?) and Virginia fiddler Luther Davis (1887-1986) is credited for many versions of the tune.  I first heard GSSPV on Banging and Sawing, one of my favorite old time cd's.  You can find Dan Levinson's fiddle and banjo version here.   If you're looking for mountain dulcimer notation, here's a version from Doofus.

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