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My Grandfather's Fiddle (The Sharecroppers) videos
#2116: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2012
~ Used with permission ~

I got a loan of my grandfather's fiddle,
It's unlike anything you've seen before;
The strings are old, the bow is weak,
The bridge is warped, the keys don't keep,
But you should have seen him play that St Anne's Reel.

I got a loan of my grandfather's fiddle,
It hadn't been played since the day he died;
But now that I've learned how to play,
I can bring back memories of the days.
I can almost make my mother cry,
Put teardrops in my grandmaman's eyes,
Whenever I fiddle out that old St Anne's Reel.

I'd like to restore my grandfather's fiddle,
By putting new strings tight around new keys;
But I won't restore the physical things,
But only the tunes that the memories bring.
And grandmama will get that feeling,
When she hears that St Anne's reeling,
And her and mom will see grandpapa once more.

Yes, I got a loan of my grandfather's fiddle,
It hadn't been played since the day he died;
But now that I've learned how to play,
I can bring back memories of the days.
I can almost make my mother cry,
Put teardrops in my grandmaman's eyes,
Whenever I fiddle out that old St Anne's Reel.
Whenever I fiddle out that old St Anne's Reel.
Whenever I fiddle out that old St Anne's Reel.

####.... The Sharecroppers. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by The Sharecroppers of Pasadena, NL (Natural, trk#10, 1993, IbLycus Music, St John's NL, independent distribution).

See more songs by The Sharecroppers.

Notes by Mike Madigan: My grandfather on my mom's side was Jules Geoffroy, from St Felix de Valois, Quebec, Canada, but he was better known to me as Grandpapa. And Felixina (Masse) his wife, was my Grandmaman.

The video below features a solo performance of this song by Mike Madigan of The Sharecroppers.


#120: YouTube video by sharecroppermike ©2009
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midi file   alt: midi file(St Anne's Reel)

The video below features the same recording as the video at the top of the page by a different YouTuber.

#1177: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
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