Sweet Sunny South ...(3:04)
Writer: WL Bloomfield (Public Domain)
Publishing: N/A: Public Domain

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Curtis McPeake: Banjo
Andy May: Guitar
Aubrey Haynie: Fiddle
Tim Dishman: Bass

This bare-bones arrangement, set up by Aubrey’s plaintive fiddle solo – lets the song tell the story. Curtis reminded Andy of this song, which Andy had learned as a kid from the singing of Mike Seeger and Charlie Poole. Originally a song about a bittersweet homecoming after the Civil War, there are several quite sad verses to Sweet Sunny South that Andy chose not include here, aiming for nostalgic rather than heart-rending. The song was published in 1853, with the title Take Me Home and the composer given as WL Bloomfield.