Funeral March

August 8, 2016 3:27 PM

With all due respect to Steve Martin, you can play a sad song on the banjo.

This is an early fingerstyle banjo composition by Frank Converse, 1865. Played on a slightly more modern (fretted, early 1900s-style) banjo, with frame drum and tambourine dirge percussion.

posted by usonian (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Bring out your dead!

Seriously, though, this is nifty.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:48 PM on August 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh, death and grief and sorrow and murder!

Nice work. :)
posted by blurker at 1:36 PM on August 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

Black lace parasols and black hoop skirts and black frock coats striding grimly behind the black-hooded black horses pulling the black-draped wagon. Soft sobs, jingling leather harness, creaking black wheels.

Deep Bleak/High Pomp. Excellent.
posted by BlackPebble at 11:56 AM on August 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

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