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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Little Boxes by Melvina Reynolds

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10gauge - Posted - 06/17/2008:  13:59:44

Originally I heard this song on the Showtime series "Weeds". Ms. Reynolds plays this song on the guitar. I'm looking for a banjo arrangemnet for three finger picking. I saw this performed by Pete Seeger on Youtube. His arragement had a picking pattern fit to an embellished chording pattern. Ideally, someone has an arrangement that has a strong melody line in it as that is what I enjoy learning to play right now. I have tried to make my own arrangement, but to this point haven't had much success. Thanks in advance.

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Edited by - 10gauge on 06/17/2008 14:01:06

DaveInCA - Posted - 06/17/2008:  17:12:52

10gauge, as a Berkeley resident (Malvina was allegedly living in Berkeley when she wrote the song) I feel it is my solemn duty to tab a little something or other, so here's something to get you going (you'll need Tefview or TablEdit for the tab):



Banjoman - Posted - 06/17/2008:  17:51:56

Hahaaa, that's pertty good. I enjoyed that.

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banjo_brad - Posted - 06/17/2008:  18:15:15

Dave -

Correct! And she was thinking of Daly City when she wrote it.

Thanks for the tab, I've played around with it myself on guitar for a few years (many years ago).

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10gauge - Posted - 06/17/2008:  21:25:27

Hey thanks a lot Dave that's exactly what I was looking for and within my skills range as well. When I get it together I'll record it and post it. I enjoy the show, but this song has bite to it that really speaks to my own feelings about our American cookie cutter culture. Thanks again, my wife is a big Weeds fan and maybe will enjoy hearing me play this song (one can always hope).

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DaveInCA - Posted - 06/18/2008:  06:51:20

Hey guys, I'm glad you liked it. I have never seen 3-finger banjo tab for this song--perhaps this is a first. Yeah, Daly City is the place, and the ticky-tacky houses are now worth a fortune -- SF Bay Area real estate prices are totally nuts. 10gauge, I hope your wife is pleased!


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