Off She Goes
Crawdad Song on the Dulci-Bro, performed by Steve Eulberg.

You can hardly walk around in downtown Fort Collins, CO, without stumbling over yet another musician doing something cool during the summer. There is music in Old Town presented on many street corners thanks to the organization Beet Street and their summer-long Streetmosphere program, putting performers and artists right among the evening crowds. Steve Eulberg, below, was caught playing the Crawdad Song on his Dulci-Bro.


The Crawdad Song is a Southern folksong. It is a variation on an older piece named Sweet Thing, and is a tune written to accompany a 'play party'. During the first hundred years or so of United States history, many communities allowed play parties as an acceptable form of social interaction. Play party tunes are usually simple, lilting melodies, with improvised words in responses to the experiences of courting, working and living. Many North American folksongs have their origin in the play party tradition. Children singing and chanting jump rope rhymes in the school yard is an example of a modern day play party.

Click here for some of the words to the Crawdad Song. Or make up some verses of your own.

And be sure to read Steve's blog about where to get your own Dulci-Bro.

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