Key of D – aDADE
In this, tunetorial number 51, Dan "Clawdan" Levenson teaches Martha Campbell.
This is one of Dan's most played all time favorites! Play it simply or play the full melody. Up to you.
There is not one, but two definitive versions of this tune. Buddy Thomas is the most recognized and probably the source for most of us, on the other hand, Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts’ version would be older and is equally a must-hear resource. Other fiddle resources would be Jimmy Wheeler and John Morgan Salyer. For a banjo version we love Ray Alden’s from his Old Time Friends recording.
This version of Martha Campbell is tabbed out in Dan's book Old Time Festival Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo (MB 20313).