Mandolo-mania © Andy Townend 1990

Andy had been messing around with the basic idea of this tune for many years, and crystallised it in this format about 1990. Unfortunately the only recording of it is at a pub gig! Later on, he decided he didn't like the waltz-time section (lines 4-6), and replaced it, but it's a very striking tune in this original form. The tab system used here is one of Andy's inventions, placing notes on an evenly spaced grid representing 8-beat bars. He felt that many people learning bluegrass mandolin had difficulty with the complicated staffs and beams system of showing how long each note lasts which is used by the standard method.