Cuckoo’s Nest

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Polka in D

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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1974 field recording of Benny Thomasson released on the album Benny Thomasson: Say Old Man, Can You Play the Fiddle


This is a magnificent setting of the old standard Cuckoo’s Nest. Thomasson plays some really nice variations, including a brief passage of hokum bowing in the B part the second time through the tune. I especially like how he played it the fourth time through.

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Texas Fiddle

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