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kingpat - Posted - 06/10/2008:  18:52:34


scruggs version please?!

wrentree - Posted - 06/10/2008:  18:56:21


Try this one. It is the only one I have come in contact with. Best to you. Harold

http://prometheus.frii.com/~gnat/fr.../wreck97.gif

Harold

harold saxton - Posted - 06/10/2008:  19:04:47


Go to EZFOLK.com He has it.
Good luck
Harold


rstieg - Posted - 06/11/2008:  09:50:50


Both of those versions have that long stretch of quarter notes that I don't much care for. I more or less combined those two tabs and made a few changes for the version I play and of course it's fully Scruggs style. If you'd like a copy I could fax it to you or I could scan it and send you a gif. Let me know if you'd like me to do either.

RICH
Pleasanton, CA

The truth is a moving target... perception is more important than reality... everything is relative...

rstieg - Posted - 06/12/2008:  10:15:46


Jack, I'm sure it sounds great when Earl plays it that way, but unfortunately I don't have quite his touch! :-)

Anyway, for those who are interested, I've posted my version at http://www.rksmarketing.com/banjo/ . Just click on the file you want and you should then be able to either print it or download it (right click then Save As).

RICH
Pleasanton, CA

The truth is a moving target... perception is more important than reality... everything is relative...

Catman - Posted - 06/12/2008:  13:40:13


There is a real good version tabbed along with the instructional video in Terry Baucom's "The Duke of Drive" of this tune. This is a real good hard driving version that's easy to learn.

"Weee doggies, listen to that boy sipher !!

Don Borchelt - Posted - 06/12/2008:  14:36:18


Rich wrote: " Both of those versions have that long stretch of quarter notes that I don't much care for."
Jack wrote: "Ah but the grace and touch Earl puts in those 1/4 notes "

Lately, I have been jamming with a bunch of local country musicians on Wednesday nights, and the bass player always sings this song. I found myself pretty much copying Earl's break, especially the quarter notes. Earl's playing is still the best example of the dictum "less is more," and I find that as the years of picking roll by, my own playing keeps getting simpler. I'm not out to prove anything, anymore, just want to make and share music. Those quarter notes are punctuation marks, they fit the tune perfectly.

YouTube has a clip of Flatt & Scruggs playing the tune on the Beverly Hillbillies. Scruggs full break comes 38 seconds into the recording:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZsMQK2Z-So

The tab Harold is linking to is pretty close to what Earl is playing, if not exact. I'm not saying you have to play it like Earl, but I just wanted to defend the honor of those poor, helpless quarter notes, which I think are working hard, carrying twice the load of those eighth notes, and doing a fine job. They deserve more respect from us banjo pickers.

- Don Borchelt


"Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?" - Alfred Reed

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Edited by - Don Borchelt on 06/12/2008 14:39:47

rb4player - Posted - 06/12/2008:  16:40:45


"Ah but the grace and touch Earl puts in those 1/4 notes Jack B. NYC"

Amen.


Jim

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