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Milwaukee Blues by Charlie Poole.

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May 15, 2019 - 1:51:08 PM
6 posts since 9/2/2015


I'm looking for a tab of Milwaukee Blues by Charlie Poole.

Thanks in advance for any help.

May 15, 2019 - 9:53:39 PM
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166 posts since 10/11/2008

Here's David Davis and the WRB doing their excellent cover, if you can glean anything from it. The banjo is obviously in C tuning:

May 16, 2019 - 5:51 AM
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R Buck


2611 posts since 9/5/2006

That's Robert Montgomery on banjo. He plays it all, bluegrass to Uncle Dave Macon and he plays right. Here he put Scrugg's swing to the ragtime based song that Charlie Poole recorded using a three finger style in a more ragtime approach. I'd bet Robert can play it like Charlie Poole too but he was playing bluegrass here.

May 16, 2019 - 5:52:44 AM
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39528 posts since 3/7/2006

There is a tab in Scruggs style in Banjo Newsletter October 2013

May 16, 2019 - 6:15:57 AM

2339 posts since 4/19/2008

tuning & chords:

gCGBD tuning


May 16, 2019 - 10:06:17 AM
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71 posts since 12/11/2017

Below is a banjo tab that is close to the fiddle part of the original Charlie Poole version:

Beware of measures 8 and 15 -- sort of a Clinch Mountain thing going on in both the A and B parts. 

May 16, 2019 - 2:26:11 PM
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6 posts since 9/2/2015

Thanks folks for all your help ... much appreciated. Now to get practicing...

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