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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: clawhammer tabs, whats it worth, buffalo springfield

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ted lyons - Posted - 05/14/2016:  22:30:43

can anyone tab out the sons,whats it worth by buffalo springfield.thanks

janolov - Posted - 05/16/2016:  08:49:58

There is a threefinger tab by Tom Arri (Banjotom2): banjotom2.org/for-what-its-wor...new-2016/. The tab shows the bare melody, chords and a threefinger version. You should be able to work out something from that for clawhammer.

banjo bill-e - Posted - 05/16/2016:  09:40:14

I would find that one hard to play clawhammer style. The rhythm does not fit the motion very well, imo.

Lew H - Posted - 05/16/2016:  10:23:38

Bill,  You are right that the original BS tune doesn't have a clawhammer rhythm.  However,  I think the song could easily be adapted to a bum-ditty rhythm.  In fact, I've had this project on the back burner for several months.  Maybe I'll still get around to it.

Jan,  I can't get any tab out of that website on my mac.  When I click on a song title, it merely highlights the name and does nothing else.  Am I missing critical software? 

janolov - Posted - 05/16/2016:  11:54:53


Originally posted by Lew H


Jan,  I can't get any tab out of that website on my mac.  When I click on a song title, it merely highlights the name and does nothing else.  Am I missing critical software? 

On a PC with Windows 7 I click on the link and a big blackboard opens (and index with all entries). I scroll down below the blackboard, and there I can click on a TEF file (TablEdit or TefView) or a pdf file.The files are stored on Dropbox so another dialogue box from Dropbox is showing up.

Test these direct links

TEF file

pdf file

Lew H - Posted - 05/16/2016:  12:51:12

Jan,  Thanks!  Your link gave me the PDF file.  Maybe I need Dropbox for it to work from my computer., but I'll try again.  There's a lot of really interesting tunes on that site.

Lew H - Posted - 05/16/2016:  12:58:34

Jan--  I was just being dense or mystified by that website. I got it working for me now.  

ted lyons - Posted - 05/21/2016:  22:30:32

thanks jan and lew.i will work on it.if someone does come down with an actual tab,clawhammer i would appreciate it.thanks

dbrooks - Posted - 05/22/2016:  11:28:22

Ted, now that you (and I) have heard all of the warning and caveats about how well this tune is suited to clawhammer, please try this tab with a grain of salt (or maybe salt on the rim of a margarita). It's in G tuning, though it could probably as well in double-C. Maybe it will help you figure out your own version. I think this tune will ask you to take the melody and lyrics and recast for vocal and clawhammer. I have not tried to do that exactly though. I suppose I am offering some scaffolding for you to work on.

David Brooks

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ted lyons - Posted - 05/23/2016:  14:07:18

thanks David,i will work on it.thanks again

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