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Possum on a Rail

Two parts. Key of G. Be careful because one part sounds like Roscoe. As Roy Blount pointed out, the O in Possum is silent.
  • 1930 recording of Mississippi Possum Hunters [watch the album cover or the vinyl on utoob, or watch the MP3 player at Slippery Hill].
  • Rhys Jones plays this often. We have the Mississippi Square Dance CD [utoob non-video]. He was filmed playing it at Clifftop in 2012 and 2018.
  • Georgia Crackers jam with Ms Moonshine clogging [utoob].
  • Bruse Molskey at a Clifftop 2015 jam [utoob].
  • Chirps Smith [utoob] in a coffeehouse with banjo. Poor video but lots of notes.
  • Here is how they play it on the streets of Barcelona [vimeo].
  • Lost Mountain String Band [utoob non-video] with singing and frailing banjo. Here's a video of them on stage playing Old Plank Road [utoob].
  • Lots of fiddle slides by Joe Shewbridge [utoob stills].
  • Kolodner Quartet with Rachel Eddy fiddling. Medley warning! Skip ahead to 3:55 for possum.
  • Rattle on the Stovepipe at a 2012 folk festival [utoob non-video].
  • Solo banjo in the bathroom [utoob] by Eli Strauss.
  • Very nice coffee shop performance by Stone Mountain Wobblers [utoob].
Possum medley could work. Here is one [utoob] on solo fiddle. Possum on a Rail is first. Jimmy in the Swamp is last (was Jimmy a possum?) Middle tune sounds like Possum's Tail is Bare but the comments call it Possum up a Gum Stump. 

Rhys Jones and John Herrmann from the Bigfoot band (plus others) at Clifftop 2018.