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Orange Blossom Special

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Today's color of the rainbow is orange. Per Wikipedia, Orange Blossom Special was written in 1938 by Ervin T Rouse. It served as a rite of passage to fiddle players for many years - if they couldn't play it, they couldn't play Bluegrass!

Look a-yonder comin'
Comin' down that railroad track
Hey, look a-yonder comin'
Comin' down that railroad track
It's the Orange Blossom Special
Bringin' my baby back

Well, I'm going down to Florida
And get some sand in my shoes
Or maybe Californy
And get some sand in my shoes
I'll ride that Orange Blossom Special
And lose these New York blues

"Say man, when you going back to Florida?"
"When am I goin' back to Florida? I don't know, don't reckon I ever will."
"Ain't you worried about getting your nourishment in New York?"
"Well, I don't care if I do-die-do-die-do-die-do-die."

Hey talk about a-ramblin'
She's the fastest train on the line
Talk about a-travellin'
She's the fastest train on the line
It's that Orange Blossom Special
Rollin' down the seaboard line

Chanpion fiddler Danny Boy Smith - just the music

Johnny Cash

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WALLAHALLA 4/6/2013 12:52AM

    One of my dad's favorite songs. Gets my toes tappin' every time.

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LINDAKAY228 4/4/2013 7:36PM

    Really remember Johnny Cash signing that song!

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LESLIELENORE 4/4/2013 6:12PM

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CHESAKAT41 4/4/2013 9:45AM

    Really nice blog - thanks for sharing...LI, NY sends you a wave...

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/4/2013 8:51AM

    While he was playing, I found myself holding my breath! emoticon I play the guitar (since age 8) and love string instruments. Because of my MS, I can't play as fast as I used to but music is still a very important part of my life. Thanks so much for the blog and allowing me to share. Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NAPLESNANCY 4/4/2013 8:50AM

    Enjoyed this so much! emoticon emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 4/4/2013 7:54AM

    Thank you!!!

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PATRICIAAK 4/4/2013 7:28AM

    enjoyed this

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PAMNANGEL 4/4/2013 2:56AM

    Love that song!🍊

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FITANDFIFTY2 4/4/2013 2:54AM

    Loved this one! emoticon

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