Roll on Buddy, what does this mean ?
This name comes from a very famous song popularized by the great Merle Travis. This song has been played by the greatest guitar players such as Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, my Master Marcel Dadi, Tom Bresh, and is now wonderfully interpreted by the amazing Tommy Emmanuel ( I love your music, Tommy ! ). The song is also known sometimes as “Nine Pound Hammer”.
Do I need to tell you that I love this song ?
To tell it short, Buddy was the name of the mule used by the coal miners to carry coal outside of the mine.
The lyrics are self-meaning .
I strongly suggest you get an ear on Tommy Emmanuel’s version which captures so well the soul of the song and demonstrate Tommy’s energy while playing !