Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fox on the Run

Fox on the Run 150 bpm
Fox on the Run 160 bpm
Fox on the Run 170 bpm
Fox on the Run 180 bpm
Fox on the Run 190 bpm
Fox on the Run 200 bpm
Fox on the Run 210 bpm
Fox on the Run 220 bpm
Fox on the Run 230 bpm
Fox on the Run 240 bpm
Fox on the Run 250 bpm
And a zip file of all tempos (32.4 MB)

This one's sure been a long time coming...thanks for waiting.  This song is a little more complicated than a standard two-part fiddle tune.  There are lots of "bluegrass measures" in this song--extra measures at the end of a phrase to fit in a G run.  I've written those measures in parentheses below.

The structure of this song goes like this:

Intro--G  D  Am  C      Am  D  C  G  (G)

Chorus--G  D  Am  C    Am  D  C  G
              G  D  Am  C    Am  D  C  G
              C  C  C     C    G    (G)

Verse 1--C  G  D  G    C  G  A  D  (D)
               C  G  D  G    C  G  D  G  (G)


Chorus--G  D  Am  C    Am  D  C  G
              G  D  Am  C    Am  D  C  G
              C  C  C     C    G    (G)

Break--G  D  Am  C    Am  D  C  G


Verse 2--C  G  D  G    C  G  A  D  (D)
               C  G  D  G    C  G  D  G  (G)


Chorus--G  D  Am  C    Am  D  C  G
              G  D  Am  C    Am  D  C  G
              C  C  C     C    G    (G)

The definitive version is probably Tom T Hall's recording (music starts around 55 sec):

The Country Gentlemen version is also pretty popular:

6 comments:

  1. Outstanding! Can't wait to start picking to this track. Thank you kindly!

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  2. Great song! Thanks again for this resource! I have made tremendous progress thanks to your tracks!

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  3. Hello again,

    If you still have that running list of requests, could you add l'il Liza Jane and Cuckoo to it? This stuff is great and i use it almost every day.

    Jonathan

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  4. Will do, Jon. When you say Cuckoo, is that Cuckoo's Nest (as on the first Nickel Creek album)?

    I'm working on tracks for Temperance Reel right now. After that, I'm gonna interrupt the request queue to do Rebecca (for my own practicing benefit), then the list goes:

    Old Joe Clark, Wildwood Flower, 8th of January, Nine Pound Hammer, Old Dangerfield, Clinch Mtn Backstep, Black Mtn Rag, Tennessee Waltz, Devil's Dream, Little Liza Jane, and Cuckoo's Nest.

    Thanks for the nice words, I'm glad you're getting use out of it.

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  5. yup, cuckoos nest is the one i was talking about!

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    1. Looking forward to "Temperance Reel" Dave! I just started learning that one this week. After plugging away on the 3-part Texas Gales, this next one should be a lot easier. It sure is handy, having these as backing tracks to play along with. I'm trying to learn as many tunes as I can before Steve Kaufman's camp in June!

      Max in AZ

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