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Everyone knows that Steve Martin is a great, great comedian, a fine actor and one hell of a writer. But how many know that Mr. Martin is also quite a musician, and a banjo player of considerable skill?

We here at Framed knew, of course, since we're highly (if randomly and seemingly arbitrarily) paid observers of the modern culture. It's our job to know stuff like this.

Martin says he got interested in the banjo when he was 17, and learned to play it with help from John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who later served as Martin's back-up band on his 1978 hit novelty tune, "King Tut." To underscore his love of the instrument, in 2010 Martin created the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, which includes a $50,000 cash prize.

Our video this week is "Jubilation Day," a catchy and humorous bluegrass tune performed by Steve and the Steep Canyon Rangers. It appears on his2011 LP, Rare Bird Alert, which also features titles like "Go Away, Stop, Turn Around, Come Back," and "Atheists Don't Have No Songs."

So sit back and enjoy the tune, the video and, most of all, our captions, all of which are provided at no cost to you!

See you next week!

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1 -- "She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie... cocaine."

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2 -- As suspected, the ukulele player's dog had fleas!

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3 -- "I did bring it with me from Alabama. And, yes, as you said, on my knee! But how...?"

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4 -- As a young man, Tom Hanks had no use for bluegrass!

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5 -- "And I say the great big rubber tree plant stays put!"

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6 -- "I don't know... his hopes seem awfully high! For an ant, I mean."

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7 -- "Guys, guys. All these Stones' songs are pretty much the same."

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8 -- "If there's a Band Perry, why can't there be a Band Joe? I'm just saying."

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9 -- "Hell. I guess I'll simply set it on fire, as I did at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair."

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10 -- Elton fiddled on, and even thought of a new song to honor Princess Di!

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11 -- "I have a deeper body and, thus, more resonance!" "Ha! I have a shallower body and, thus, more mid-range." "Is this actually a caption?"

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12 -- "Thanks, and good night! I must now join Dinah in the kitchen!"

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