Wildwood Flower

from Closing Time by Doug Young



Wildwood Flower is a folk tune that dates from the time of the Civil War, but became popular after the Carter Family recorded it in the 1920s. It’s also a popular flatpicking tune. I wondered how it would sound as a fingerstyle ballad, and decided to reinterpret it as an aire. In addition to adding an introduction and some interludes between verses, I play the melody slowly and with a bit of artistic license to arrive at a very different take on the tune.


from Closing Time, released November 11, 2011
Doug Young: Don Sharp SJ


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Doug Young is a fingerstyle guitarist, composer, teacher and performer who lives in the San Francisco bay area. He is a Contributing Editor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is the author of the Mel Bay best-selling book "Understanding DADGAD" as well as "A DADGAD Christmas" ... more

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