Mooresville Public Library

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Updated "Old Settlers" Song (Mooresville, Indiana)

As the Old Settlers Festival in Mooresville, Indiana approaches (August 8-10, 2010), we thought it appropriate to include a revised version of the folk song Old Settlers, which was originally composed in 2009 with a simple melody line. The new arrangement includes four musical voices (vocalist, acoustic guitar, banjo, and mandolin). The music was composed and arranged by Danny Buckley, composer for Mooresville Public Library and 2010 graduate of Millikin University (B.A. music business); the lyrics were written by Janet E. Buckley, a Mooresville native, and William R. Buckley, MPL Indiana Room Historian. (Janet is a librarian; she is head of Technical Services at Greenwood Public Library in Greenwood, Indiana).

We hope you enjoy this wonderful new arrangement by Danny Buckley. We hope to post an instrumental version of the song on our YouTube channel (if possible).  You may also listen to it on our website (click here and here).

Old Settlers Music & Lyrics Copyright © 2010 by Daniel E. Buckley, Janet E. Buckley, & William R. Buckley. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission.


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