Ballad of the Boonslick

Ballad of the Boonslick
Including fiddlers Taylor McBaine and John Murdock 1982



Released in 1982, this is a collection of fiddle tunes, old-time hymns, ballads and songs with banjo, hammered dulcimer, guitars and vocals and two fine Missouri fiddlers, Taylor McBaine and John Murdock. Two songs by Boonville songwriter Bob Dyer were premiered on this album, which also features on the cover our reenactment of the painting “The Jolly Flatboatmen,” by Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham. In 2003, we released this album on CD and included as bonus cuts five from our first album, “Movin’ On Down the River.”

(Click on any of the song titles below to display background and lyrics)

  1. Valley Forge/Grey Eagle
  2. The Dry Waltz
  3. Scarborough Fair
  4. Darby’s Ram
  5. Devilish Mary/The Devil and His Wife
  6. Call of the Far-Away Hills
  7. The Ballad of the Boonslick
  8. Black and White Rag
  9. Palace Grand
  10. Whippoorwill Song
  11. Rise, Oh Fathers/No Time to Tarry Here
  12. Boyer’s Waltz/Dry and Dusty.
  13. Warfare Ended
  14. Tombigbee River
  15. Roll On, Weary River
  16. Some Hath Fathers/Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
  17. Green Willis/Forked Deer

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