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Little Cabin Home on the Hill

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 4/7/2013
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Notes: This is the way I play the song in the key of G (the key of D is another story), and it varies in subtle ways from the other versions posted on BHO. For example, I emphasize forward rolls, to give it extra punch, and I suspect that you will find the G-D-G turnarounds to be useful in lots of tunes. It's too bad that Earl did not take a break when he recorded it with Monroe in 1947 or so.

6 comments

Fathand Says:
Monday, July 16, 2012 @7:09:32 AM
I have never seen an F chord in key of G version of Little Cabin Home on Hill. This sounds more like Little Maggie to me.

corcoran Says:
Friday, August 24, 2012 @11:48:31 AM
The F chord acts as a G9 and provides a strong sense of impending change (i.e., chord change). It is quite common to employ it the way did to signal the change from G to C.

kingo5string Says:
Friday, November 9, 2012 @6:23:38 AM
This is a break for Litle Maggie. Look in the bottom left hand corner of the tab. It even says 'Little Maggie".

corcoran Says:
Sunday, April 7, 2013 @10:58:24 AM
Oops, I managed to upload the wrong file. The correct file is now in place.

Alberto Ruatta Says:
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @6:26:03 AM
someone has Osborne brother tab version?

ken swain Says:
Monday, February 20, 2017 @10:52:05 AM
great banjo tune

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