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Hard Times Come Again No More , The longest johns.

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Aug 13, 2022 - 11:33:56 AM

Bingus

Netherlands

1 posts since 8/13/2022

This is a great song.
I was wondering if anyone can figure out how it is played on the banjo and write it into tabs.
I really can't figure it out (i'm very new to banjo)

Thanks!

Aug 13, 2022 - 11:53:57 AM
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2886 posts since 5/2/2012

A search in the "learn" section came up with these tabs  A couple played clawhammer style, the style used in this video

Look at the top left side of the page to find  the link to the "Learn" section.  

Aug 13, 2022 - 11:59:35 AM
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dbrooks

USA

4295 posts since 3/11/2004

I have two versions of clawhammer tab for "Hard Times Come Again No More" in the Tab Library. They are pretty close to the version you are looking for. Clawhammer in the key of D (double-C tuning capoed at the 2nd fret or tune up to aDADE).

Hard Times Come Again No More - Basic Tab - Details and Ratings - Banjo Hangout

Hard Times Come Again No More - Intermediate Tab - Details and Ratings - Banjo Hangout

David

Aug 13, 2022 - 12:00:40 PM

2886 posts since 5/2/2012

This arrangement by Lucas Poole I found in another thread

Aug 13, 2022 - 12:03:01 PM

RB3

USA

1434 posts since 4/12/2004

You should probably clarify your request. There's a banjo instrumental by Ralph Stanley titled "Hard Times" and there's a song by Stephen Foster titled "Hard Times Come Again No More" that is commonly referred to also as "Hard Times".

Aug 13, 2022 - 12:17:59 PM

4461 posts since 10/13/2005

I play/sing this song all the time. I'll be performing it at an 1800s reenactment soon. It lays out fairly simply in standard G tuning which you can find in "Banjo Player's Songbook" by Tim Jumper which has a wealth of great folk songs and old time chestnut instrumentals. banjered

Aug 13, 2022 - 2:05:54 PM
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dbrooks

USA

4295 posts since 3/11/2004

Edited by - dbrooks on 08/13/2022 14:06:11

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