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Old Joe Clark is a folk song, a mountain ballad that was "sung during World War I and later by soldiers from eastern Kentucky."[1] An early version was printed in 1918, as sung in Virginia at that time.[1] Joe Clark was born in 1839,[1][2] a mountaineer who was murdered in 1885.[1] There are about 90 stanzas in various versions of the song.[1] The tune is in mixolydian mode.[3]

Score[edit]


<<
\new ChordNames {
   \set chordChanges = ##t
   a4 a4 |%1
   a4 a4 |%2
   a4 a4 |%3
   e4 e4 |%4

   a4 a4 |%5
   a4 a4 |%6
   a4 e4 |%7
   a4 a4 |%8

   a4 a4 |%9
   a4 a4 |%10
   a4 a4 |%11
   g4 g4 |%12
   a4 a4 |%13
   a4 a4 |%14
   a4 g4 |%15
   a4 a4 |%16
}
\new Staff \relative c''{
\time 2/4
\key a \mixolydian
\repeat volta 2 { %start repeat
   e8 fis8 g8 fis8   |%1
   e8 d cis e16 e    |%2
   e8 fis g fis      |%3
   e4 e4             |%4
  \break
   e8 fis8 g fis     |%5
   e8 d8 cis4        |%6
   a8 a16 a b a gis8 |%7
   a4 a              |%8
  } %end repeat

  \break

  \repeat volta 2 { %start repeat
   a4 a              |%9
   e'8 d cis4        |%10
   a4 a              |%11
   b4 b              |%12
  \break
   a4 a              |%13
   e'8 d cis4        |%14
   a8 cis b g        |%15
   a4 a              |%16
   }
}
>>

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Recordings[edit]

The song has been recorded by many artists including:

Modern Adaptations[edit]

The melody was adapted by Mojo Nixon, Jello Biafra, and the Toadliquors for "Let's Go Burn Old Nashville Down" for the Prairie Home Invasion album. On guitarist Pat Metheny's "80/81" album, bassist Charlie Haden quotes from the melody of "Old Joe Clark" during his solo on "Two Folk Songs 1st | 2nd."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Old Joe Clark Ballad". Historical Marker #1382. Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. 1970. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ Clark, Lisa. "Old Joe Clark Biography". The Rosinators. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ Anthony, Wendy (February 2007). "Building a Traditional Tune Repertoire: Old Joe Clark". Mandolin Sessions (Mel Bay Publications). Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  4. ^ Brody, David (1983). The Fiddler's Fake Book. New York: Oak Publications. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-8256-0238-2. 
  5. ^ Building a Traditional Tune Repertoire by Wendy Anthony

External links[edit]

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/Old_Joe_Clark.htm#.UY0_eisjqQQ


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Brantford Expositor

Brantford Expositor
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:41:15 -0700

All five players were front and centre soloists on an instrumental piece, Old Joe Clark. While speaking with Mackay, who lives in Mount Pleasant, I discovered that much of his life was spent living in Sault Ste. Marie, where he performed with his ...
 
Marietta Times
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:15:00 -0700

In addition, the chorus will present arrangements of the folk songs "Old Joe Clark' and "Polly Wolly Doodle", the swing tune "Tuxedo Junction" and a patriotic medley "The Spirit of Freedom". Also included on the concert will be the traditional Swahili ...
 
North Platte Telegraph
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:01:47 -0700

If you're a fellow member of the loyal crowd in North Platte, you probably remember the year that little girl clog danced to “Old Joe Clark.'' And the cold rainy night when a version of “Amazing Grace'' brought the place to a standstill. And how about ...

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:56:15 -0700

There were also rowdy covers of Lefty Frizzell's “If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time,” John Denver's “Thank God I'm a Country Boy” and traditional mountain song “Old Joe Clark” – the last two with a little help from Sam Bush, on fiddle. The old ...
 
Middletown Press and Journal
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:35:04 -0700

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:35:00 -0700

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