I asked this before and 198 members looked at it but no one has the answer. I am trying to find the banjo tabs for Blue Kentucky Girl. Looking for the version sung by Loretta Lynn with Harold Morrison on the banjo.
It doesn't seem to exist. I have asked local pickers, pickers at bluegrass festivals and even a couple instructors. It sounds like a simple tune so not sure what the big secret is. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Blue Kentucky Girl recorded by Loretta Lynn written by Johnny Mullins C F C You left me for the bright lights of the town D7 G G7 A country boy set out to see the world C F C Remember when those city lights shine down D7 G7 C That big old moon shines on your Kentucky girl F C I swear I love you by the moon above you D7 G G7 How bright is it shinin in your world C F C Some mornings when you wake up all alone D7 G7 C Just come on home to your blue Kentucky girl F C Don't wait to bring great riches home to me D7 G G7 I need no diamond rings or fancy pearls C F C Just bring yourself you're all Ill ever need D7 G7 C That's good enough for this blue Kentucky girl F C I swear I love you by the moon above you D7 G G7 How bright is it shinin in your world C F C Some mornings when you wake up all alone D7 G7 C Just come on home to your blue Kentucky girl
I always played in the key of G. I hear a I-VI-II7-V-V7 in the second line of the verse and chorus, and also last line of verse and chorus resolved.(that is just what I hear) I love Lorettas version, she is a treasure. Look for the melody inside the chords. It's all in there. If you are interested, I would chart it out for you, but I can't give you a definitive way to play it. I have never played things the same way twice, unless by accident.