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  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Expert28th of January 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 2/16/2012 6:01:26 AM
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Notes: Capo 2 to sound aEADE. Unusual fingering of the 5th string at the 7th fret to play one phrase.
  Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: IntermediateAf Shabes in Vilna 
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Notes: A Klezmer tune.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: IntermediateBlack Cat in the Briar Patch BNL 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 10/8/2015 8:33:34 AM
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Notes: Tuning gEADE I have made a minor change in the way I play the tune, since my 1978 tab was published. I now play the first two notes as a drop thumb, index on open 1st string, to thumb while fingering the 4th fret on the 2nd string. This change is also at the end of the 4th measure where the phrase repeats. I hope you all will not have trouble with the old Banjo Newsletter tab form in which the numbers appear in the spaces. In my tab, I've corrected the incorrect tuning, in that it was printed backwards in the Banjo Newsletter in 6/78.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Difficulty: IntermediateBlack Cat in the Briar Patch notation 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 10/8/2015 8:50:22 AM
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Notes: This transcription is from Drew Beisswenger's Ph.D. thesis on Melvin Wine. The title and reference are in the title of this pdf file.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: IntermediateBlackberry Blossom 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 6/11/2013 6:49:52 PM
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Notes: Tuning gDGDE
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: IntermediateBreaking Up Christmas 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 5/11/2013 9:22:51 AM
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Notes: Tuning - aEAC#E
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Difficulty: ExpertBull at the Wagon 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 5/11/2013 9:20:14 AM
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Notes: Tuning - aEAC#E
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: IntermediateCamptown Races 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 6/4/2013 7:14:19 AM
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Notes: Capo 2. The Stephen Foster song.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: D  Difficulty: ExpertChicken Polka 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 3/2/2014 10:30:09 AM
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Notes: This is musical notation and not tablature.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: IntermediateCumberland Gap 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 9/24/2012 6:14:38 AM
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Notes: These three tabs are in different keys and different tunings.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: IntermediateDiamond Joe 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 6/4/2013 7:20:07 AM
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Notes: capo 2
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: IntermediateGuitar Player's Easy Path to Clawhammer 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 10/14/2014 6:12:58 AM
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Notes: An article in the Banjo Newsletter in December, 1980. Two tabs, Pastures of Plenty and Darling Nelllie Grey. Article contains suggestions on playing with the banjo tuned, in a relative manner, to the top four strings of a guitar or the bottom four strings (Kyle Creed's tuning for Cumberland Gap). 5th string can be tuned to play in most any key. Chord positions are like guitar chords. Additional words for Darling Nelly Gray (corrected spelling) - B.R. Hanby What I published in the Banjo Newsletter only shows verses 1, 2, and 5 and the two choruses. 3. One night I went to see her but "she's gone" the neighbors say, The white man bound her with his chain, They have taken her to Georgia to wear her life away, As she toils in the cotton and the cane. 4. My canoe is under water and my banjo is unstrung I'm tired of living anymore; My eyes shall look downward and my songs shall be unsung While I stay on the old Kentucky shore. Two copies of the sheet music are available from the Library of Congress (Historic American Sheet Music; links are to Duke University Libraries, Digital Collections) http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_a3400/ http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm_conf0019/
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: IntermediateIda Red in D 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 11/16/2012 1:24:53 PM
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Notes: The tuning choices don't give the actual tuning which is aDAde.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: IntermediateMonkey in a Dog Cart plus 2 more 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 5/7/2016 5:20:44 AM
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Notes: Three tunes in different tunings published in the Banjo Newsletter in October, 1978. Monkey in a Dog Cart - gCGce Spotted Pony - aDAde Liberty Off the Corn Licker Still - gDGde
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: IntermediateQuince Dillon's High D Tune 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 5/11/2013 9:18:14 AM
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Notes: Tuning - aDADE; source - Armin Barnett via Alan Jabbour from Henry Reed
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: IntermediateRye Straw (from Melvin Wine) 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 5/11/2013 9:15:03 AM
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Notes: Tuining - aDADE. This version could be played for a dance as it's regular.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: IntermediateSeneca Square Dance 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 6/4/2013 7:16:31 AM
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Notes: Tuning - gDGDE
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: IntermediateSeneca Square Dance 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 4/19/2016 5:15:00 AM
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Notes: Tuning: gDGDE (it's not in Eric's list) Wrote this tab about 30 years ago, but should help with the sound file I uploaded a short time ago, not that it's exactly as I played it in 2000, but it should be close.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: IntermediateStony Point 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 5/11/2013 9:08:48 AM
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Notes: Tuning - gDGDE (Old G)
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: IntermediateSullivan's Hollow 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 6/5/2012 11:02:53 AM
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Notes: Tuning: aDAde A tab I wrote in about 1980 and never published (in the old style of the Banjo Newletter tabs). Give it a try.
  Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: IntermediateTwin Sisters from Melvin Wine 
Posted by carlb, last updated: 5/2/2015 5:52:42 AM
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Notes: Tuning - aDAde This tab was published in the Banjo NewsLetter in February, 1984.

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