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I can't remember this theme song....

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Kwesi, Apr 13, 2009.


  1. All I remember about the song itself is that a few seconds in it has the main melody from Yankee Doodle Dandy and that it's played on a banjo. The name "colonel" comes to mind whenever I hum the melody. Can anyone help me out?
     
  2. I actually figured it out myself. The song was "Dueling Banjos" from the movie, Deliverance. I do have another question though. The first part of the song, before the Yankee Doodle Dandy riff, is that from another song or is it original?
     
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    The origin of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" isn't crystal clear, but it goes back to at least 1775. "Dueling Banjos" hit the scene in '72 with the film "Deliverance" - "Yankee Doodle Dandy" was, of course, included in the composition. Before that, it existed on its own as a separate piece.
     

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