Thursday, July 28, 2011


I like this tune.  The first time I remember hearing it--there was a family of bluegrassers called the Schoonovers in the town I grew up in (in Oklahoma).  Two of the Schoonover daughters played twin fiddle, and made this song sound great--bouncy and upbeat and fun.

Liberty 150 bpm
Liberty 160 bpm
Liberty 170 bpm
Liberty 180 bpm
Liberty 185 bpm
Liberty 190 bpm
Liberty 195 bpm
Liberty 200 bpm
Liberty 205 bpm
Liberty 210 bpm
Liberty 215 bpm
Liberty 220 bpm
Liberty 225 bpm
Liberty 230 bpm
Liberty 235 bpm
Liberty 240 bpm
And a zip file with all tempos (47.5 MB)

The chords go like this:
A part--D | D | G | G | D | D | A | D |  (x2)
B part--D | D | D | A | D | D | G A | D | (x2)

or with a capo on the 2nd fret
A part--C | C | F | F | C | C | G | C | (x2)
B part-- C | C | C | G | C |C | F G | C | (x2)

Some Youtubes of it:


  1. The hits keep on coming! Thanks again for all your hard work and generosity. How's the Winfield preparation going?

  2. You're welcome, Nick. I'm behind on Winfield preps. I have to get 4 songs ready. 3 songs are 75% ready. One song is 50% ready. I'm doing something different this year and tabbing my arrangements. I'll post them here as I get them done.

  3. Thanks for this song Dave, it's definitely an all time favorite! I was hiking in Grand Canyon 2 days ago and met a guy who lived in Winfield and we had quite a fun conversation about the Winfield contest and festival.


  4. Dave, I'm working on this tune on the banjo. Thank you again!