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    Here's my live harmonica playing of it on my KelticDead YouTube site.

It's all fun.

"Shaun," That KelticDead Guy

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