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Are You Leaving for the Country?, Part 2: Melody

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Are You Leaving for the Country?  
 
Are You Leaving for the Country?  
 
Are You Leaving for the Country?, Part 2: Melody
Are You Leaving for the Country?, Part 2: Melody
 

Zoe shows you the melody to “Are You Leaving for the Country?” in this video, giving you advice on fingering and shifting.


 
 
 
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