Chitter’s New Fiddle Tune

a girl and a man holding fiddles standing with a girl holding a guitar

Chitter, David, Chatter

Chatter and Chitter continue to churn out songs even though their lives seem to be going at warp speed these days.

Chitter’s latest fiddle tune is titled “Holding David.”

She wrote the song in honor of our good friend David Kaynor who is struggling with ALS which is also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

It’s a beautiful tune that we all love.

Today seemed like a good time to share Chitter’s new song because David will be making his way to Brasstown this week to prepare for teaching Dance Musicians Week at the Folk School.

I hope you enjoyed the tune as much as I do.


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    July 1, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Lovely tune – thought the comment that it sounded like some of the Civil War tunes was spot on.
    One branch of my family has 2 with Parkinson’s and one with MS. Now my oldest son has been tentatively diagnosed with ALS – still testing. . . . That tune (Holding David), it’s ups and downs reflecting the times of hopefulness and optimism and the lows to the depths of uncertainty and fear, surely fits our family’s mood these days as we pray and try to make plans to help him, his wife and girls through this.

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    Gina Smith
    June 30, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    It’s so sweet and lovely. What beautiful daughters you have.

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    June 30, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Such a lovely tune…..awwww, perfect to dance to with my sweetie β™‘ πŸ™‚

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    June 30, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Beautiful! I so enjoyed the tune!!

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    betty stephenson
    June 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    totally awesome job here well done love it thanks for sharing it with us have a beautiful week

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    Trent Wren
    June 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    ALS might conquer, but it cannot win in the presence of such talented and caring friends.

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    Ken Roper
    June 30, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    We use to sleep on the clean-out alot, listening to the honky-tonk at Iimmy and Birdie’s cafe. where they played lots of Johnny Cash. My favorite was “Ring of Fire.” Daddy and Mama didn’t want us to hang around there very much, but sometimes we’d sneak off down the mountain on the Railroad Tracks, so we could be closer to hear the Music. But we didn’t dare go inside, me and Harold had tasted Daddy’s belt before and we remembered.

    Hub Holloway and his wife Lori had a store right above the cafe. Everybody made or sold liquor then. We lived right in the middle of about 5 people who made liquor. There was Dillard Hardin and his family, he had a bunch of pretty Blonde’s. And two older boys. And then there was Blaine Patterson, (Lynn Holloway’s daddy or uncle), I ain’t sure. Carl Roper, daddy’s younger brother, who quit making liquor and started Preaching. After me and Harold got more use to Hub and Lori, we told him about a Honey Tree about 100 feet above our Campfire Place we had built. We were up there a few days later and found that Hub had cut the oak where the Beetree was. Daddy
    sent us to Hubs to get a jar of Sourwood Honey and Hub went behind the Counter and pulled out a jar, for his friends. The rest he doctored with Karo Syrup or something. …Ken

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    Rosamary Christiansen
    June 30, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Just beautiful!

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    Ann Applegarth
    June 30, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Oh, how lovely! Good job, Miss Chitter!

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    Ken Roper
    June 30, 2019 at 11:01 am

    David has sure been a blessing to Chitter and Chatter. I hope and Pray that he deals with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

    As Tipper and Matt were finishing up with my underpinning on my trailer, I ask Tipper what were those tiny, long stringy things in that tree. She knew like I did, but couldn’t think of the name of it. So we called the Master. Matt walked over to it and saw the bark and said “that’s a Sour Wood.”
    Many times as I have seen those long, stringy things sticking out the top of a tree, when I was little, sitting on Hub Holloway’s store porch. I couldn’t think of it, but that happens when you get older.

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    June 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful! I’m sure David will love the tune when he hears it.

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    June 30, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Sounds so much like some of the tunes from the Civil War Songs series. Very well composed. Congrats.

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    Ed Karshner
    June 30, 2019 at 8:47 am

    This is such a beautiful song. We’ve been listening to it since it was put up in YouTube.

    Love getting new songs from the Pressley Girls.

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 30, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Beautiful music, are their words?

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      June 30, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      Sheryl-no words yet-but who knows maybe someday πŸ™‚

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      Bryant Cooper
      June 30, 2019 at 11:08 pm

      Beautiful music, enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing and may God bless you and the girls.

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    Gayle Larson
    June 30, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Loved it.

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    aw griff
    June 30, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Chitter, beautiful tune. You just keep getting better and better.

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    Steve Cox
    June 30, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Very Nice, I am looking forward to a spending next week with David playing music. It is always a joyful event.

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    Miss Cindy
    June 30, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Nice tune, Chitter! I always look forward to seeing David, he’s such a sweet spirit in this world!

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