Ashoken Farewell

Written by Jay Unger: Copyright 1982

Eddy Kay: Mandola, Guitar, and Banjo

Kenny Lugar: Bass

Copyright 2015 Cotton Mouth Music

This tune was the background anthem for the Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War.  Written for the fiddle by Jay Unger, its beautiful, haunting melody takes you to a place that seems long ago; even though it was written 35 years ago.

Played as a durge or a dance tune, it seems to work well either way.  I could not bring myself to leave it off the CD.  The tune had become synonymous with the Civil War itself.

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