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The family began playing together in 1994.  Margaret had a degree in music but it was new to Jerry and the boys.  Hollis was 15 and Lloyd was 12.   It was started with the mountain dulcimer which was purchased from Lynn McSpadden in Mountain View, Arkansas.  Since then, the pickin' stick, bass, guitar, Autoharp, bones, bodhran, banjo and mandolin have been added.  





The Family Album
Happy Land Bonaparte Crossing the Alps Storms are on the Ocean
Handsome Molly Ragtime Annie Squirrel Heads in Gravy
Rosin the Bow Liza Jane, She Died on the Train Gum Tree Canoe
Mississippi Sawyer Sourwood Mountain Yellow Rose of Texas
Old Joe Clark/June Apple/Clinch Mountain Backstep Sail Away Ladies John Stinson's No. 2
Seneca Square Dance Wildflowers Fisher's Hornpipe
Cucharan's Cross Cluck Old Hen  

East Texas Jam
Green Corn Liza Jane She Died on the Train Handsome Molly
Leaning On the Everlasting Arms Shove That Pig's Foot a Little Farther In The Fire Flop Eared Mule
Squirrel Heads in Gravy Soldier's Joy Whiskey Before Breakfast
John Stinson's #2 June Apple Old Joe Clark
Sandy Boys Bill Cheatham Rosin The Bow
Camptown Races Arkansas Traveler Boneparte Crossing the Alps
Black Mountain Rag Wildwood Flower Seneca Square Dance

Soilder's Joy Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On Pretty Polly
Staten Island Hornpipe Northfield Dixie
Round the Horn Kedron Bunch of Rushes
Seeds Sandy Boys Red Rocking Chair
Spotted Pony Gal I Left Behind Cluck Old Hen
Rose of Alabama    

Masters of the Wooden Nickel
Bile the Cabbage/June Apple/Old Joe Clark Rivers of Texas Unclouded Day
Old Needle Case Four Nights Drunk Susanna Gal
Blow Ye the Trumpet Dear Little Stranger When the Roll is Called
Dixie John Brown's March Spotted Pony
Silver Dagger Rock the Cradle Joe The Blackest Crow
Minstrel Boy Shepherd's Wife Waltz Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Down the River Amazing Grace I Bid You Goodnight

From Mountain View To Mountain Dew
Mountain View Ramble Hell Creek Rock The Cradle Joe/Rickett's Hornpipe
Ook Pik Waltz Forked Deer/Fisher's Hornpipe Barlow Knife/Sandy River Belle/Ole Billy Hell
Morpeth Rant/Mouth of the Tobique Billy in the Lowground The Ash Grove
Ole Man Thurman Kitchen Gal Tennessee Waltz
Gotta Travel On Ways of the World Mountain Dew

The Old Country Church
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Angel Band Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Boylston Brethren We Have met to Worship The Old Country Church
What a Friend We Have in Jesus Pull for the Shore Hold to God's Unchanging Hand
Sweet Hour of Prayer Little Moses Jesus is Mine
We Shall All Be Reunited Light at the River By the Side of the Road
Sweet By and By Deep Settled Peace Troublesome Waters
He Hideth My Soul Where the Sun Will Never Go Down  

Duets  Steve Seifert and Lloyd Wright
Soldier's Joy Coleman's March Nonesuch
Bile Them Cabbage Down Bull of the Wagon Rock the Cradle Joe
Old Joe Clark Mississippi Sawyer John Stinson's
Seneca Square Dance Borsch Before Breakfast Yellow Rose of Texas
Shepherd's Wife Waltz Cherokee Shuffle  

Crossing the Line   Frank Miller, Lloyd Wright and Margaret Wright
Shenandoah Falls The Dying Ranger Waltz for Susan
Across the Great Divide Benton's Dream Father Adieu
The Cape Josefin's Waltz Kesh Jig/Drowsy Maggie
Minstrel Boy Whiskey Before Breakfast Sailing to Philadelphia
Trouble in the Mind    

Tape's Rollin'    $20 plus postage  

CD #1 Tempie (D) The Glendy Burk (D)
Gray Cat/ Shortnin' Bread (D) Angelina Baker (D) Hard Times Come Again No More (D)
Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July (D) Bury Me Beneath the Willow (D) Goin' Down to Cairo (D)
Turkey in the Straw (G) Barlow Knife (G) Chattanooga (G)
Big Scioty (G) June Apple (A) Black Mountain Rag (A)
 Hangman's Reel (A) Cherokee Shuffle (A) Bull at the Wagon (A)
CD #2 Old Molly Hare (D) Shady Grove (D)
Cucharan's Cross (D) Rattler Treed A Possum (D)  Sugar Hill (D)
Old 1812 (D) Spring Creek Girl (D) Coleman's March (D)
Roscoe (G) Sandy River Belle (G) Sally Goodin (G)
Stump Tail Dog (G) Old Joe Clark (A) Kitchen Girl (A)
Cat on a Leash (A) Tater Patch (A) Old Style Liza Jane (A)






In 1997, Gary Hamilton suggested that Margaret tab out 12 simple songs for the newly formed Davy Crockett Dulcimer Society.  That Twelve Tune Song Book starts with Bile Them Cabbage and includes eleven more easy to learn tunes.  It was suggested that the new players learn the tunes in that book before going any further.  

Then Margaret started writing more tabs.  The tablature for the mountain dulcimer became very popular and now she is up to her seventh Twelve Tune Song Book.  The new feature to the book series is a companion CD.  The tunes in the books are included on the CD.  There is a CD for each book.  

Actually they aren't books at all.  They are single sheets.  Then after you get them you can bind them in any manner or order you wish.

The Twelve Tune Songbook Series

The Twelve Tune Song Book  Bile Them Cabbage,  Old Joe Clark,  Gray Cat,  Shortnin' Bread,  Lady Mary,  Liza Jane,  Cotton Eyed Joe,  Camptown Races,  Soldier's Joy,  Black Mountain Rag,  Oh, Susanna,  Wildwood Flower
The 2nd Twelve Tune Song Book  Amazing Grace, Columbus Stockade Blues, Cripple Creek, Happy Land, Hard Times Come Again No More, I'll Fly Away, Rivers of Texas, Rosewood Casket, Rosin the Bow, Southwind, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Will the Circle Be Unbroken
The 3rd Twelve Tune Song Book   Boneparte Crossing the Alps,  Cucharan's Cross,  Deep Settled Peace,  Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,  Little Liza Jane,  Redwing,  Seneca Square Dance,  Shepherd's Wife Waltz,  Storms are on the Ocean,  Sweet Hour of Prayer,  Tennessee Waltz,  Yellow Rose of Texas
The 4th Twelve Tune Song Book  Angel Band,  Arkansas Traveler,  Ash Grove,  By the Side of Road,  Clinch Mountain Backstep,  Nacogdoches Waltz,  Green Corn,  John Brown's March,  Old Needle Case,  Old 1812,  Rueben's Train,  Squirrel Heads in Gravy
The 5th Twelve Tune Song Book  Are You Washed in the Blood?  Charlie Barnet Low's Tune,  Gold Watch and Chain,  Handsome Molly,  Johnson Boys,  June Apple,  Old Ground Hog,  Ragtime Annie,  Rock the Cradle, Joe,  Rosetree,  What a Day That Will Be,  Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
The 6th Twelve Tune Song Book  Banks of the Ohio,  Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy,  Fisher's Hornpipe,  Flop Eared Mule,  I Bid You Goodnight,  John Stinson's #2,  Precious Memories,  Sandy River Belle,  Saint Ann's Reel,  Shove the Pigs Foot a Little Farther in the Fire,  We hall All be Reunited,  Willow Tree
The 7th Twelve Tune Song Book   Awake Harp and Lyre, Big Scioty, Bill Cheatham, Coleman's March, Cold Frosty Morn, Dixie Darlin', Gum Tree Canoe, Rose of Alabama, Sandy Boys, Kitty Wells, Child Grove, Jamie Allen
The 8th Twelve Tune Song Book   Black Hills Waltz, Dry and Dusty, Hangman's Reel, Julianne Johnson, Midnight on the Water, Mississippi Sawyer, Shady Grove, Shall We Gather at the River, Spotted Pony, Staten Island Hornpipe, Turkey in the Straw, Westphalia Waltz. 
The 9th Twelve Tune Song Book    Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Campmeetin' on the 4th of July, Did You Ever See the Devil Uncle Joe, General Lee, Granny Will Your Dog Bite, Hog Eye Man, Kitchen Girl, Margaret's Waltz, Old Liza Jane, Old Virginia, Sally Goodin, Life's Railway to Heaven
The 10th Twelve Tune Song Book  Angelina Baker, Angelina Baker (low version), Barlow Knife, Barlow Knife (harmony), Brethren We Have Met to Worship, Brethren We Have Met to Worship (harmony), Come Thou Fount, Crockett's Honeymoon, Ducks on a Millpond, Forked Deer (all the notes), Forked Deer (some of the notes), Goin' Down to Cairo, Old Style Liza Jane, Rattler Treed a Possum, Susanna Gal (also known as Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss), Susanna Gal (low version), Tombigbee Waltz, 
The 11th Twelve Tune Song Book    Bonnie Blue Flag, Bull at the Wagon, Cat on a Leash, Chattanooga, Cluck Old Hen, Jawbone, Magpie, Shady Grove, Shoo Fly, Snake River Reel, Tater Patch, Troublesome Waters.
The 12th Twelve Tune Song Book   Blackberry Blossom, Cherokee Shuffle, The Glendy Burk, Little Billy Wilson, Old Molly Hare, The Old Yeller Dog went Trottin Through the Meetinghouse,  Roscoe, Say Darlin Say, Spring Creek Gal, Stomped Tail Dog, Sugar Hill, Tempie
The 13th Twelve Tune Song Book  Eighth of January (D),  Black Mountain Rag (A),  Breaking Up Christmas (A),  Chickens Crowing at Midnight (D),  Fire on the Mountain (G),  Harrison Town (D),  New Five Cents (D),  Sail Away Ladies (D),  Sarah Armstrong's Tune (D),  Single Footin' Horse (D),  Sourwood Mountain (D),  Step Around Johnny (D) and Yellow Rose of Texas (D)
The 14th Twelve Tune Song Book  
Are You Getting There Rabbit
Black Eyed Susie
Bound To Have a Little Fun
Charleston Gals
Dickie and Johnson
Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine
Mike in the Wilderness
Minstrel Boy
The Nacogdoches Waltz
Over the Waterfall
Rainbow Sign
Swannanoa Waltz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Too Young To Marry

The 15th Twelve Tune Song Book   Ask That Pretty Girl to Be My Wife (DGD) - crooked, Broaddus (DGD) - crooked, Cluck Old Hen -(not the one you think) - (DGD),Colored Aristocracy (DGD), Cumberland Gap (DAD), Hawks and Eagles (DAD), Little Dutch Girl (DAD Capo 4), My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains (DGD), Old Horse and Buggy (DAD Capo 4 and EAD), Shenandoah Falls (DAD), Texas (DAD Capo 4 and EAD) - crooked, Winderslide (DAD) - crooked - used by permission




Hymns and Gospel Songs for the Mountain Dulcimer

by Margaret Wright is now available.


Hymns and Gospel Songs includes the following titles:

 Amazing Grace DAD and DGD

Angel Band DGD

Are you Washed in the Blood DGD

Awake Harp and Lyre DAD

Brethren We Have Met to Worship DGD

By the Side of the Road DAD

Come Thou Fount DAD

Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy DGD

Deep Settled Peace DAD

Happy Land DAD

I Bid You Goodnight DAD

I'll Fly Away DGD

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms DGD

Life's Railway to Heaven DGD

Precious Memories DGD

Shall We Gather DAD

Sweet Hour of Prayer DAD

Troublesome Waters DGD

We Shall All Be Reunited DAD

What a Day that Will Be DAD

Where the Soul of Man Never Dies DAD

a.k.a. Canaansland

Will the Circle Be Unbroken DGD


Words are included for all songs.

There is not a cd for this book.

Important Note:

If you already have Twelve Tune Songbooks, Numbers 1 14, you already have all of the tunes in this volume.




The Way More Than Twelve Tune Christmas Book

The tab book for the mountain dulcimer contains more than 34 Christmas tabs.  Several have one or more harmonies.  

Here is the Christmas Tune List.
Angels We Have Heard on High (DAD with a harmony part) Away in a Manger (DAD with a harmony part)
Away in a Manger (DGD) Away in a Manger (Alternate Melody DGD)
Bohemian Czech Carol (DAD with 2 harmony parts) Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella (DAD with a harmony part)
Children's Song of the Nativity (DGD) Christmas is Coming (DAD)
Deck the Halls (DAD with a harmony part) Ding Dong Merrily on High (DAD with 2 harmony parts)
The First Noel (DAD) The Friendly Beasts (DAD with a harmony part)
Frosty the Snowman (DGD) Gloucestershire Wassail (DGD with a harmony part)
Good Christian Men Rejoice (DAD) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (DAD Capo 1 - e minor)
Good King Wenceslas (DAD with 2 harmony parts) Hark the Herald Angels Sing (DGD)
He Is Born (DGD) Here We Come a Wassailing (DAD)
The Holly and the Ivy (DAD with a harmony part) Holly Jolly Christmas (DGD)
I Saw Three Ships (DGD) Jingle Bells (DGD)
Jingle Bells (DAD) Joy to the World (DAD with a harmony part)
Little Drummer Boy (DAD with a harmony part) O Come All Ye Faithful (DGD)
O Come O Come Emmanuel (DAD Capo 1 - e minor) Silent Night (DAD with a harmony part)
O Come Little Children (DAD with a harmony part) Sing We Now of Christmas (DAD Capo 1 - e minor)
Up on the Housetop (DAD) We Wish You a Merry Christmas (DGD)
What Child is This (DAD Capo 1 - e minor)  
Word to some songs are included, but not all.




--  PRICES  --

  • The Family Album
  • Northfield
  • Masters of the Wooden Nickel
  • East Texas Jam
  • One Hot Week
  • The Old Country Church
  • Duets
  • Crossing the Line
  • From Mountain View to Mountain Dew
  • Twelve Tune Song Book
  • Twelve Tune Song Book and CD
  • All Fourteen TTSBs
  • All Thirteen TTSBs and CDs
  • More Than Twelve Tune Christmas Book

* Prices do not include shipping.  Normally the products will be mailed to you and you can write a check for the amount of the product plus the postage on the package.  Send your check after you receive the products.


To place an order

Margaret Wright

P.O. Box 46

Kennard, TX  75847

(936) 655-2945        



East Texas Jam     It features Gary Hamilton, June McAdams, Georgia Shell, Lloyd Shell, Ken Ryan, Kathy Davis, Bill Thurman,  Lloyd Wright, Hollis Wright, Jerry Wright and Margaret Wright.  It was recorded in July 2001 by Karl Caillouet in Houston.  Karl turned on the recording equipment and the players did what they do best - JAM!  The CD was created for the folks who don't have the opportunity to jam on a regular basis.  It will get you familiar with the tunes and the feeling of a jam session. They are played in the key of D, G and A.  The instruments: mountain dulcimer, pickin stick, mandolin, guitar, banjo, Autoharp and fiddle.




... what folks have said.

The Family Album     Richard and I listened to the CD all the way home that night and just loved it. It will be great to play along with...20 of your favorite songs, mostly from Tune Books that Margaret has written.  SO IT'S ALL SONGS YOU KNOW AND CAN PLAY ALONG WITH.  Rich played his harmonica with the CD as we cruised up 59 and I was imagining you all having a great Jammin CD.     About half of tunes have vocals... great old timey vocals, but even on those tracks lots of time for instrumental work is presented. Gum Tree Canoe captures Jerry and Margaret's live performances of this great tune.  A highlight to me was Cluck Old Hen.  I never realized what a beautiful haunting tune this was. Margaret sings this in an almost bluesy but truly haunting voice with Lloyd playing GREAT banjo.     Ken Ryan holds it all together on bass and Bill Thurman provides beautiful fiddle work.  The whole Wright Family shines throughout! Good recording quality, great selection of songs, good set arrangement...we just let it play over and over as we headed home.     The recording is consistently good all the way through, but there are a couple of BIG winners.  1st, the humble pickin stick.  This may be the premiere recording for pickin sticks and Jerry burns it up.  His solo in Mississippi Sawyer is MEMORABLE.  Next, but not least...Mr. Hollis Wright is wonderful.  When we have 30 dulcimers in a jam and Hollis playing, it's hard to hear sometimes the wonderful work that he does.  This CD really showcases his talent. Happy Land is angelic.  There are several other great spots showcasing Hollis, so I know you will enjoy that.  This is a CD I would definitely recommend for Autoharp lovers and players.           Debbie Porter

Northfield     Just wanted to let you know from way up here in central New York that I was at the 25th annual Great American Dulcimer Convention at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, KY this past weekend and I was privileged to see and hear Lloyd on stage. He is amazing! I bought his new CD and listened to it several times through on the trip home. It is a wonderful album and I highly recommend it to anyone who has any interest at all in this kind of music. Best of luck to you, Lloyd. I know that you will go far in the music world.  John Piston  E. Syracuse, NY


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