Page 43 - Otis Tomas: Making Instruments & Tunes
ISSUE : Issue 56
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1991/1/1
keep, you know, I could deal with that sort of situation. I spent a couple of years living like that, doing a lot of travelling. Having basically nothing, no money--just living from one day to the next. Going to differ? ent places. I was busking, playing on the street with my banjo, making a bit of mon? ey here and there. Or pitching hay for somebody for a meal, and then moving on. Hopping freight trains, hitchhiking.... The New Land That tune--it's a waltz. I wrote it--I don't know--September day or something. We were in the teepee again, we were just kind of getting settled there. I can kind of remember the afternoon, a nice kind of sunny, fall sort of a day, just playing the fiddle. Just the whole idea of the new land, you know--I guess it can express quite a bit of different things. The new land--we were in a new country, a new land. And we had our own new land, our little piece of property we were starting at. It was just kind of a sense of, leav? ing behind, all the things leaving behind, F Am F ' Gm and all the things that were opening up at the same time. Just that whole--that kind of sense, I think, is sort of what's in that tune. Dm Gm 3 F Am Our thanks to Paul Cranford for his transcription of Otis's tunes for this article. Cape Breton Boarding Kennels R. R. #1, Glace Bay, N. S. • Telephone: 737-2281 Dogs and Cats • All Breeds Open 12 Months - Pet Food - Pet Supplies Certification of Vaccination Required ""' Pick Up & Delivery Service Available - Indoor/Outdoor Dog Kennels CALL TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW CAPE CARE SERVICES COOPERATIVE LTD. "Worker Owned & Operated" 562-2444 TOTAL PERSONAL CARE 24 Hour Service • 7 Days/Weel< RN'S CNA'S Home Care Workers Bonded & Insured 56 Nepean, Sydney The only key to trouble-free and long car life Is regular and careful maintenance. For over 25 years, maintenance • solely of European cars • has been our occupation. If you don't wish to maintain your car, neither do we!! if you do, we'd lilte to help!! EUROCAR SERVICE LTD. 649 WESTMOUNT ROAD SYDNEY 564-9721 DEPARTMENT STORES Celebrating Over 25 Years of Savings at our Sydney River Location CAPE BRETON SHOPPING PLAZA - SYDNEY RiVER MAYFLOWER MALL - GRAND LAKE ROAD - SYDNEY PORT HAWKESBURY SHOPPING CENTRE WooIco will meet any local competitor's advertised prices* *OTHERS SAY IT... WOOLCO GUARANTEES IT! Just bring In any Competitor's current Ad. If our price on the Identical Item Isn't already as low, or lower than their advertised price we will Immediately meet their price! We exclude gimmick promotions (Scratch & Save), & entire Department, entire Store percentage off Promotions. We reserve the right to limit quantities. USE OUR CONVENIENT LAYAWAY PLAN 43
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