Never lose your cool

This is pretty cool, sent by a reader.

Watch especially at about 1:20 onward.


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  1. Phil_NL says:

    I guess it’s now safe to say: Saint Francis loves Bluegrass!

  2. iowapapist says:

    Getting the bird while on stage is not always a bad thing after all. I recognize the banjo player- Terry Baucom who was with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for many years. Good stuff despite being somewhat “flighty”.

  3. Supertradmum says:

    Sparrows love bluegrass, especially “Little Sparrow”…..

  4. dominicansoul says:

    no lie, I played the video and suddenly all the birds in my tree outside my window started chirping and getting excited… must be something ’bout the music…

  5. LisaP. says:

    Well, isn’t that a kick.

  6. acardnal says:

    Did this happen at Disneyland per chance? ;-)

  7. Josh Williams – Mordecai lyrics
    We’d see him in the distance on the trail along the rim
    His silver head against the mountain sky
    And Grandmas face would open up when she saw that it was him
    And she’d say Daddy grab a chair its Mordecai

    And it seemed to me he brought a country store there on his back
    As he layed it all before us on the ground
    And I knew he’d finally reach into that ragged old back pack
    For the candy that he always brought around


    He Said
    My Papa was a wandering Jew and it’s my fate to be one too
    I’ll roam these mountain trails until I die
    Perhaps one day I’ll see my home and then he smiled and turned to go
    And we all said goodbye to Mordecai

    One evening when he stayed with us I saw him at his prayers
    As the last light trickled through the cabin door
    And he stood before the little yellow candle burning there [ENTER THE BIRDIE]
    Softly speaking words I’d never heard before
    And I told him how my Grandma said it troubled her mind so
    Such a fine man wasn’t washed in the blood of the lamb
    He smiled and said “Tell Grandma if it pleases her to know
    That She and I both pray to the God of Abraham”


    It’s been so long now since I’ve left that hillside far behind
    For a place I’ve never truly called my home
    And more and more these days I see him walking in my mind
    Through the misty mountain distance all alone

    Mordecai was a wandering Jew, in my own way I am one too
    I hope to make it home before I die
    And if I should ever find my way I’ll light a candle at his grave
    And say one more goodbye to Mordecai

  8. The Masked Chicken says:

    Not to be the copyright police, but lyrics are copyrighted and should not be reproduced in whole, unless they are in the public domain.

    The Chicken

  9. Sissy says:

    Chicken, isn’t there an “educational use” exception to that?

  10. benedetta says:

    That was very cool!

  11. Suburbanbanshee says:

    In case anybody was wondering, there were a lot of Jewish (and folks of other ethnicities and religions) wandering peddlers in the US, back in the day. Particularly in the South and West, wherever general stores were far apart.

  12. An American Mother says:

    The Jewish peddler was a mainstay when we all lived further apart.
    Remember when Anne of Green Gables accidentally dyed her hair green? She bought the dye from a Jewish peddler, who warranted that it would not wash out. It wouldn’t.

  13. Andkaras says:

    “sigh” kinda makes me miss Dan Fogelberg .He did a lot of good bluegrass. Ahhh simpler times.

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