Traditional Irish Music
Continuing on with tunes that I've found that can be played easily with the "out of the box," Richter-scaled, diatonic harmonicas, here's an Americana Folk Tune made popular by the Carter Family back in 1929; "Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea."
Old Time tunes were/are created to be easy to play and used for fun in musical gatherings. I've arranged this one to play in G Major (in the 1st position on the diatonic harmonica -- Dorian).
The lyrics as performed by The Carter Family : 1929 recording:
It was on last Sunday evening
Just about the hour of three
When my darling started to leave me
To sail on the deep blue sea
He promised to write me a letter
He promised to write to me
But I haven't heard from my darling
Who is sailing on the deep blue sea
My mother is dead and buried
My father's forsaken me
And I have no one to love me
But the sailor on the deep blue sea
Oh captain, can you tell me
Can you tell me where he may be
Oh yes, my little maiden
He's drownded in the deep blue sea
Farewell to friends and relations
This is the last you'll see of me
I'm going to end my troubles
By drowning in the deep blue sea
http://youtu.be/Wgq8aYwWD7k Here's my live harmonica playing of it on my KelticDead YouTube site.
It's all fun.
"Shaun," That KelticDead Guy