Little Rosewood Casket

Today’s post was written by Paul.


A few years ago, we decided to try “Little Rosewood Casket” one weekend. We never really got a complete cut that was satisfactory, but the harmony is nice in places and my nephew Ben does a great job of cross picking. He went off to college shortly after this video, and we never tried again. This version is closer to traditional versions that I heard growing up (prior to the trio version of Parton, Harris, and Ronstadt). My favorite version with singing is that of Reno and Smiley. There’s also a really cool instrumental version from Larry Sparks and someone playing a musical saw. I heard it sometime in the 90’s on WCQS “Country Roots” program with Wayne Erbsen. At the beginning of the video, Pap agrees that it’s a beautiful tune although he says the lyrics are stupid. πŸ™‚ The farther the video runs, the more out-of-sync the video gets with the audio. Hope you enjoy this video despite its complete lack of polish.

I hope you enjoyed the information Paul shared and of course I hope you enjoyed the video too. If you made it through all the false starts you must be a true Blind Pig fan πŸ™‚

Even though we never got the song exactly like we wanted it I think it sounded pretty good. The video definitely captures the joy making music brought to us all.


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    October 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I must be a true blind pig and the acorn fan because I made it all the way through this post plus I have watched it numerous more times. I love the little flub-ups that just means your human like all the rest of us. I just enjoy watching ya’ll having fun together. Those are the times that make wonderful memories that you kids and the grandkids will carry all your lives.
    Thank goodness all this and more were captured on videos, wonderful family treasures.

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    Eddie Ward
    November 1, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Still beautiful.

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    October 31, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Oh I just loved watching this,, laughing with ya all… I can so relate to every little bit when my sister and I would be practicing together for something. When we’d sing we’d have our list taped to our guitars with all needed info πŸ™‚ Oh The Joy

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    betty stephenson
    October 28, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    loved it great stuff have a lovely week

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    Ed Ammons
    October 28, 2018 at 10:36 am

    It’s the cap! The bass player needs to wear a white cap!

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    Gayle Larson
    October 28, 2018 at 9:43 am

    This is how great music is finally made. Lots of startovers. Love the perseverance.

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    October 28, 2018 at 8:49 am

    In olden times a “casket”was a small box to hold things like jewelry or in this case, letters.

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    Miss Cindy
    October 28, 2018 at 8:12 am

    I love the video! It’s a lovely song and it’s fun to watch you guys working till you get it where you want it.
    Thanks Paul!

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    October 28, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Kinda reminded me of a Friends old Ford truck, the thing was hard to start but once it did it never missed a lick.

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