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Undone in Sorrow -- new tab

Posted by rrode on Saturday, January 19, 2013

There was a question earlier this week on the forum regarding the chords for Ola Belle Reed's Undone in Sorrow.  The question got me digging around and I decided to make that my song to learn for the week.  I gathered inspiration from Ola Belle's version as well as one by Riley Baugus which you can find on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JySuxkjcZA4&list=PL782BD87AF2466826 .  Another excellent source for Ola Belle Reed information is the book A Banjo Pickin' Girl by Judy Marti which can be found at http://www.broadvalleyorchard.com .

Crooked Still plays a version of the song, but I prefer Ola's original.  The original has a wonderful tonal ambiguity to it which is nicely carried by the banjo/fiddle instrumentation.  The Crooked Still version is very nice, and has more going on from a harmonic perspective.  But to my ear it is too cleaned up.   I prefer that lonesome mournful sound that Ola gives to it.  The tab posting includes a short snippet of me playing the tune.  I'll work to get a full version posted at http://soundcloud.com/rodeworks by the end of the weekend.  Enjoy.



1 comment on “Undone in Sorrow -- new tab”

rgoad Says:
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @3:22:55 PM

Member Jay K posted a thread with the tabs August 2012. It is not chords but it was useful and had several member examples.

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