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Dec 5, 2022 - 11:18:37 AM
13 posts since 5/5/2019

Edit: Just wanting to make clear that this isn't the same song as the Roustabout that most people are familiar with.

Youtube Song Link

I can't find any footage of him playing it or anything to go on. Sounds like it's in a fairly standard tuning and key, but my ear just isn't quite sharp enough to demystify anything else. If it's easier than writing out a tab, I'd be happy just to see someone playing it, not even slowed down or anything. Thanks in advance for any guidance! Happy Holidays.

Edited by - this_machine_is_out_of_tune on 12/06/2022 09:33:13

Dec 5, 2022 - 6:33:18 PM

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Dec 6, 2022 - 7:52:44 AM

1020 posts since 3/23/2006

Brad Leftwich's book, "Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo" has a tab of Fred Cockerham's version. I don't know Chris Ludecke's version, but most of the rest of us learned it from Fred's playing.

Dec 6, 2022 - 7:58:15 AM
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s_ou_b

USA

63 posts since 6/24/2020

Just for other folks who will not listen to the op song.
IT IS NOT RELATED TO FRED COCKERHAM’S VERSION.
Why would any one respond without looking into it?
Dusty, unfortunately I can’t help with the tab. But neither could Wil or Howard.

I hadn’t heard Old Man for a decade. It’s still good!

Dec 6, 2022 - 8:44:46 AM
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janolov

Sweden

42054 posts since 3/7/2006

I agree with Rhea. The OP request has nothing to do with Fred Cockerhams version, so the responses are not helpful at all. Sometimes I think people should read and listen to the request before they start to answer. 

I have before this request heard at least three different tunes named Roustabout: Fred Cockerham, Mike Seeger and a fiddle tune by Gaither Carlton. And now I have heard still another.

Dec 6, 2022 - 9:30:48 AM

13 posts since 5/5/2019

Yeah, I probably should've put a disclaimer or something in my original post to A) make clear my awareness of the Cockerham recording and B) make clear that this is a different tune entirely (or at least almost entirely (prescribing a little uncertainty to save me from appearing ignorant just in case there is actually clear overlap between the two songs)). Maybe I'll do that now.

Dec 6, 2022 - 10:17:53 AM

carlb

USA

2460 posts since 12/16/2007

quote:
Originally posted by this_machine_is_out_of_tune

Edit: Just wanting to make clear that this isn't the same song as the Roustabout that most people are familiar with.

Youtube Song Link

I can't find any footage of him playing it or anything to go on. Sounds like it's in a fairly standard tuning and key, but my ear just isn't quite sharp enough to demystify anything else. If it's easier than writing out a tab, I'd be happy just to see someone playing it, not even slowed down or anything. Thanks in advance for any guidance! Happy Holidays.


Maybe you should contact him and ask him.
https://oldmanluedecke.com/contact
 

Dec 6, 2022 - 10:41:34 AM

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here's the chords

capo 4th

C etc.

C C C C C C Am Am C C F C C F C C


E E C C E E C C E E C C F G C C F G C C

Dec 6, 2022 - 2:16:35 PM

1020 posts since 3/23/2006

Jan and Rhea, Sorry!

Dec 7, 2022 - 5:01:11 PM

13 posts since 5/5/2019

quote:
Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

here's the chords

capo 4th

C etc.

C C C C C C Am Am C C F C C F C C


E E C C E E C C E E C C F G C C F G C C


Hey thank you! This will help a lot! Is "C etc." referring to Double C tuning capo'd at the 4th?

Dec 8, 2022 - 9:45:22 AM

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The intro is lots of C chords with fill licks.

Dec 8, 2022 - 10:55 AM

13 posts since 5/5/2019

Cool! Thanks @mmuussiiccaall

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