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Nov 30, 2022 - 9:39:22 AM
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gmf123

USA

9 posts since 11/21/2008

" Uncle Billy Play Your Fiddle For me" Looking for tab, cords, and words for this song, Scruggs Style. The Bluegrass Cardinals did it but can't find it anywhere. Any help would be great. Thanks!! garyf4@prodigy.net

Nov 30, 2022 - 9:59:38 AM
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heavy5

USA

2549 posts since 11/3/2016

Nice tune by the Cardinals --- work out the chords , then the notes , then add the rolls , its really a very simple tune to play . Similar to Flatt & Scruggs "Down the Road" or maybe Cripple Creek .
I think a great tune to not depend on tabs & venture ahead on your own w/o tabs .smiley

Nov 30, 2022 - 10:54:52 AM
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leehar

USA

193 posts since 2/18/2018

I agree completely with Bob. One of the banjo breaks on the YouTube version is “Down the Road” note for note. Shouldn’t be too hard to work up a passable banjo part for the rest of the song.

Nov 30, 2022 - 2:10:01 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

28244 posts since 8/3/2003

If one of the breaks is a version of Down the Road, there are about half a dozen or so tabs of that song in the archives. Go here: banjohangout.org/w/tab/browse/...etter/v/D and scroll down, listen/look at the tabs and see if one is what would work for you.

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:45:49 PM
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gmf123

USA

9 posts since 11/21/2008

quote: 
Originally posted by heavy5

Nice tune by the Cardinals --- work out the chords , then the notes , then add the rolls , its really a very simple tune to play . Similar to Flatt & Scruggs "Down the Road" or maybe Cripple Creek .
I think a great tune to not depend on tabs & venture ahead on your own w/o tabs .smiley


I got ya, Been playing a long time and the music part I agree is not a big deal. The words in the second verse on their recording get a a little hard to make out in some spots. Would love to put it in one of our set lists for the spring season. They were a great band. Thanks

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:47:47 PM

gmf123

USA

9 posts since 11/21/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

If one of the breaks is a version of Down the Road, there are about half a dozen or so tabs of that song in the archives. Go here: banjohangout.org/w/tab/browse/...etter/v/D and scroll down, listen/look at the tabs and see if one is what would work for you.


Dec 1, 2022 - 2:56:59 PM

gmf123

USA

9 posts since 11/21/2008

I guess I was throwing it out there, been playing for about 40 years. Looking more for the words than the music part. Got away from the tab stuff long time ago, not much on just copping someone else if that makes sense. A great song I really want to add to our set list. Thank you for your input !!!!!

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:58:51 PM

gmf123

USA

9 posts since 11/21/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

If one of the breaks is a version of Down the Road, there are about half a dozen or so tabs of that song in the archives. Go here: banjohangout.org/w/tab/browse/...etter/v/D and scroll down, listen/look at the tabs and see if one is what would work for you.


Dec 1, 2022 - 3:02:55 PM

gmf123

USA

9 posts since 11/21/2008

Thanks TEX !!! Really looking for the words, The second verse on their recording is hard to make out in some spots. Playing for 40 years and just want to add it to our set list this spring and get it right.

Dec 1, 2022 - 3:38:25 PM
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342 posts since 10/26/2018

"just a boy of nine or ten"

"and tapping with his heel"

The Cardinals are my all time favorite bluegrass band.

Dec 2, 2022 - 7:35:35 AM

jimkorn

USA

17 posts since 3/7/2006

I have always played Down the Road with a minor in it. I don't hear a minor in this song. Did arl ever play Down the Road without the minor?

Dec 4, 2022 - 2:26:12 PM

gmf123

USA

9 posts since 11/21/2008

quote:
Originally posted by WVDreamin

"just a boy of nine or ten"

"and tapping with his heel"

The Cardinals are my all time favorite bluegrass band.


Those are the words I needed !!!!! Thank you !!!!

Dec 5, 2022 - 5:12:12 AM

342 posts since 10/26/2018

I thought so.

Happy to oblige.

Dec 5, 2022 - 7:36:21 AM

8341 posts since 8/30/2004

No he did not. Watch a youtube video and look at Lester's left hand...Jack

Originally posted by jimkorn

I have always played Down the Road with a minor in it. I don't hear a minor in this song. Did arl ever play Down the Road without the minor?


Edited by - Jack Baker on 12/05/2022 07:37:08

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