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     Randy Tuell and I are gearing up for the Corydon Dulcimer Society 14th Spring Mill Retreat to be held January 27th - 29th, 2017.  We have three new instructors coming to enjoy the weekend with us. Our thanks to all our volunteers!  We could not have this retreat without you. We hope to see you there!  Click on the button to view the Retreat schedule of events!

    I finally finished my new book,             " 1.5 Fret Playbook for Mountain Dulcimer". It is going to the printers tomorrow and plan to have it at the Spring Mill Retreat, January 27th. It has 63 pages of tab in G, Em, C, Am, F, D major, D modal, and D minor.

      This month's free tab is a three for one! "The Little Old Log Cabin In the Lane", was written by William Shakespeare Hays in 1871.  Hays was from Louisville Kentucky and wrote over 350 songs.  The second set of lyrics for the tune, "The Little Old Sod Shanty On the Claim", was written in 1880 by Oliver Murray. The Homestead Acts saw people moving to the west to claim free government land. Since trees were scarce, sod shanty's replaced the log cabins.  The tune was loved so much that a hymn, "The Lily of the Valley" , was written to the tune in 1881 by Charles Fry.

   All three set of lyrics, the tab, and a midi can be found on my FREE TAB page.  Enjoy!