My wife is truly adorable.
I’ve been playing a lot of banjo and this morning I was playing Cluck Old Hen and Shady Grove, both in Sawmill Tuning (also known as Mountain Minor, G-Modal, etc.). The wife said, “What was that song you played before the Plucky Chicken?” I told her it wasn’t Plucky Chicken but Cluck Old Hen and the one before that was Shady Grove. She said that Shady Grove sounded a lot like the opening to Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here.
I thought about it and she is right. They are similar so I started playing around and trying to combine the two into Wish You Were Shady. When I get a reasonable version up and playable I will post on YouTube and here.
And of course, Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.
I’m also going to work on a wild variation of Cluck Old Hen and call it Plucky Chicken.
UPDATE: The wife says that I played Shady Grove a lot slower so it is easier to see the similarities. Need to get my drop thumb a bit smoother.