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Sleepytime Down South

(aka "When It's Sleepytime Down South")

From collection: Classic Tags
Rating: 3.4/5
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Posted By: behweemoth, Mon, 8 Dec 2008 More from this user
Key written in: C Major
How many parts: 4
Type: Barbershop
Comments:See also www.theguitarguy.com/whenitss.htm

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Arranger:Leon Rene, Otis Rene & Clarence Muse Year: 1930
Made famous by:unknown Year: unknown
Learning tracks sung by:Daniel Gilliswww.vocalharmonies.com 
Learning video sung by:Orien Colmerwww.youtube.com/user/murry537 
With thanks to:Daniel Gilliswww.vocalharmonies.com 

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4-part multitrack Euphonium
All done using a trumpet
The classic tags version... with an extra "umph" bass an octave below.
Cutest version on YouTube!
And pretty darn good, too!
This is a whistled version of the Barbershop tag "When It's Sleepytime Down South", which is was arranged by Leon Rene, Otis Rene & Clarence Muse in 1930. The tag is no. 10 of David Wright's classic Barbershop tags compilation. This version is whistled in F major (original key: C major).

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Special thanks go to Orien Colmer, aka Big-O:
for uploading a helpful learning video. Please take a look at his version of the tag as well as his other videos.
Music is in C major... tag recorded in Bb.
This video is an insider joke (only funny for German speaking people, if at all) that I recorded for some friends but decided to upload publicly.