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O Canada

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Devon Wells, updated: 9/21/2009
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Notes: A version of O canada I cooked up. Up the neck section may appear more difficult than it actually is. Use basic major chord shapes (D shape, F shape and straight barre) and that's really all there is too it (except the very end of the up the neck where you'll use a couple of minor shapes for the last two descending chords). You can hear it on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJYiixdCN0w) or on my hangout page. Write me if you have any questions.

O Canada

Genre: Traditional  Style: Classical  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by the52blues, updated: 3/17/2013
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Notes: updated version with chords.

O Holy Night

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 12/14/2013
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Notes: "O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau (1808–1877). Cappeau, a wine merchant and poet, had been asked by a parish priest to write a Christmas poem. Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight's Journal of Music, created a singing edition based on Cappeau's French text in 1855. It is also very popular in Sweden, and when making this arrangement I listened a lot to an old recording by the old Swedish tenor singer Jussi Björling.

O Holy Night - clawhammer

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/22/2014
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O'Brien From Newtown Jig

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 8/30/2013
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE. A few months ago Miles Krassen found a recording of the tune where it is named Jackson's Morning Breeze

O'Carolan's Draught

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 3/8/2015 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: A little bit different from the good Tom Hanway's tab. From abc file found on thesession.org and tabledited.

O'Carolan's Draught

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 2/1/2016 - 1 Member Comments
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O'Carolan's Welcome

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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O'Sullivan's march

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 4/16/2015
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Ocala Hoedown

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kellyweeks55, updated: 10/16/2012
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Notes: This is a song that I wrote in the style of old-time. I got this idea from a Doc Watson song that I heard that I admired. You can listen to the recording of the Ocala Hoedown by going to my profile page.

Oddity by Bela Fleck

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by hagstir, updated: 9/22/2017
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Notes: This has been sitting on my computer for a while so I figured I'd share it. I will add the ending riff when I find some time, and please excuse any errors! Lots of single string doubles, and a sort of klezmer scale, very cool tune and tough to play fast. Bela plays around with the melody quite a bit adding triplets every once in a while.

Ode To Joy

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Ode to Joy

Genre: Classical  Style: Classical  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by arnon4, updated: 6/7/2014
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Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Genre: Classical  Style: Other  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by BanjoSampler, updated: 9/12/2009 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: From Symphony no. 9 by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ode to whiskey

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jo Ban, updated: 4/16/2015
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Notes: O'Carolan's tune

Off to California

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 9/14/2009
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Notes: Bouncy little hornpipe, melodic banjo with mando tab too.

Off To California

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jkacur, updated: 5/13/2015
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Notes: Standard Session tune, played everywhere from Slow Sessions to full speed Sessions. Nothing too exciting, hopefully just a solid arrangement for 5-string clawhammer. Don't forget to play in hornpipe rhythm, and not straight eighth notes. Cheers!

Off to Ireland

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by PaddyThePicker, updated: 10/23/2013
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Notes: This is a banjo arrangement of a fiddle tune I wrote on a train ride that was one leg of a trip to Ireland. You may also find it titled "Train to Ireland."

Oh Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rrode, updated: 3/17/2013
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Notes: Based on the Uncle Dave Macon original -- is there any other?

Oh Death

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by theredball, updated: 12/2/2014 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: Doc Bogg's version

Oh Death

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Am  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 10/25/2016
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Notes: Lots of information to for me turned up in the old-time Tune of the Week, 10-22-16, for Oh Death. Dock Boggs' picking is superb, but I tried this clawhammer arrangement of the melody as he sung it.

Oh Death - Doc Boggs

Genre: Old Time  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: C#/Db  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 9/22/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Oh Death by Gregory Paul

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Corinth, updated: 6/18/2016
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Notes: First tab ever done by ear, am a novice banjo player. Tab is given in PDF form. Let me know of a better method. Source is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBY5l10htqI

Oh How I Love Jesus

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Oh my darling Clementine

Genre: Country  Key: C  Tuning: Tenor Standard (CGDA)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by pddngtn, updated: 1/3/2010
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Oh Night Divine


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Oh Shenandoah!

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mwblake, updated: 2/23/2018
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Notes: One of my favourite tunes, for easy three finger style picking. I hope you enjoy it. Martin

Oh Susanna


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Oh Susanna


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Oh Susanna


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Oh Susanna

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 6/9/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Oh Susanna (Travis picking)

Genre: Country  Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)  Key: G  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 2/24/2011
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Oh Susannah

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/5/2017
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Notes: a VERY easy version.

Oh Susannah

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/5/2017
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Notes: For advanced beginners - uses hammer-on, pull-off, double thumbing but not drop thumb and all 1st position.

Oh, how I love Jesus

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 10/21/2013
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Notes: sung in F - capo on 3rd fret, capo 5th string at 10th fret.

Oh, Susannah-Em

Genre: Traditional  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 9/25/2011
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Notes: Just something a little different

Oklahoma Run

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Ol' Bob

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 9/5/2017
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Notes: Ol' Bob is an original piece by Illinois fiddler Garry Harrison, compiler of the collection called Dear Old Illinois. Uncle Bob was his uncle, a man well-liked by all. Garry played it in A. I have two tabs -- one in double C and the other in open G. Depending upon who or where you're playing, you can try them both.

Ol' Red

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old 1812 AKA: Welcome Here Again

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bkeller, updated: 6/12/2013
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Notes: "Old 1812" is a fife tune used in the sound track of the movie "The Outlaw Josey Wales". From what I've read it's based on a Revolutionary War piece entitled "Welcome Here Again". This has been transcribed from the key of D to G to better utilize standard banjo tuning. The large Roman numerals alert the player to fretboard position while the smaller numerals directly above the tab suggest left hand fingering. Right hand fingering is suggested as "t","i","m".

Old And In The Way

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Aunt Jenny With Her Nightcap On

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 5/3/2012
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE David Margolin - fiddle, Yigal Zan - banjo, based on Jane Phillips' fiddling. Banjo: vintage George Washburn with skin head and steel strings.

Old Aunt Jenny With Her Nightcap on

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dholland, updated: 2/1/2013
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Notes: Old traditional fiddle tune from the Kentucky area. Found this tune on a Notorious CD. Edan McAdam Somer is the fiddle player. She's one of the very best ever. This tune has a couple measures in the B part that have an extra beat (measures 14 & 18).

Old Banjo - Noam Pikelny

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Mooooo, updated: 12/2/2017 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Noam Pikelny's great version of this song. Tons of great melodic and single string licks. I included lyrics so your alter-ego can sing along. Here's a link for reference, have fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weJJnNce89s

Old Billy Hell

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 3/19/2012
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Notes: Banjo tuning - gDADE

Old Blue

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D#/Eb  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rbfour5, updated: 11/7/2017
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Notes: My take on Doug Dillard's break on "Old Blue" from their "Live Almost" album

Old Bunch of Keys

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 2/8/2014 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: From Brad Leftwich's fiddling on Banging and Sawing. He learned it from Tommy Jarrell.

Old Cottage

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Alberto Ruatta, updated: 5/19/2012
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Old Country Church

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by stan, updated: 9/13/2011
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Old Country Town (1st break)


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Country Town (2nd break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Crow Medicine Show-Wagon Wheel

Genre: Country  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by clydehamilton, updated: 3/24/2011 - 18 Member Comments
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Notes: Capo on 2nd fret.

Old Dan Tucker

Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D#/Eb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Alberto Ruatta, updated: 7/9/2011
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Notes: this song belongs to the Seeger sessions band

Old Dan Tucker Intro

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Andy Campbell, updated: 12/15/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: This is from the site http://www.j2buttonsw.co.uk/ It is based on the Mark Clifford intro on the Bruce Springsteen album

Old Dangerfield

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Dangerfield

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 9/5/2007
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Old Dangerfield

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/7/2010
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Old Dangerfield

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by delmando, updated: 5/15/2013
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Notes: A "square" arrangement with no extra bar between sections 2&3. Add it in if you prefer!

Old Drake

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 11/6/2011
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Notes: A modal, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=a, aDADE

Old Ebenezer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 7/29/2011
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Old Ebenezer Scrooge

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by taurodont, updated: 7/9/2011
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Old Fishin' Hole

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old French

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dholland, updated: 11/1/2012
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Notes: French Canadian fiddle tune.

Old French

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jkacur, updated: 5/29/2015
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Notes: Source is "The Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes". the A-part is in d-major, and the B-part is in a-mixolydian. Ken Perlman has a beautiful version in double-c tuning in his book "Melodic Clawhammer Banjo", capo-ed up two frets. This was my attempt to come up with an arrangement in standard open-g tuning, with the minor exception of putting in the 5th string high g-drone to a high-a. This can be accomplished quickly in a session, with for example a railroad spike.

Old Granny Blair

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by kevinwholmes, updated: 12/28/2010
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Old Greasy Coat

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Grey Cat


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Old Grey Cat

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Em  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by TheBanjoPrince, updated: 10/28/2011
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Notes: Visit my site at www.StewartTylerMay.com for more melodic clawhammer tabs.

Old Hag you have Killed Me

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by ithaca-markb, updated: 10/11/2009
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Notes: An Irish pipe jig transformed into a CH banjo reel (by Mark Bickford). The tab is in "triple C" tuning (good for the drones of pipe tunes) so capo up one step to get to the usual key of D-myxolydian (D scale with C-natural).

Old Hickory Cane


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Old Hollow Tree

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Doug Knecht, updated: 5/6/2017
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Old Home Place

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Home Place


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Home Place

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by allisondas, updated: 9/18/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: triplet feel to most of the licks in this opening break.

Old Home Place


Posted by rdiesel007, updated: 11/10/2011
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Notes: My best transcription of JD's kickoff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK0iMLvCfFM

old home place

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by AndreVanDerBeek, updated: 10/26/2013 - 4 Member Comments
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Old Home Place

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Old Hickory, updated: 11/11/2013
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Notes: Just what the world needs: One more version of Old Home Place. The only thing somewhat different that I introduce here is what I play on the first D chord (or whatever the "V" chord is if you capo this as many do). I don't recall what my inspiration was for that lick. Not claiming originality. Enjoy. -- Old Home Place by Mitch Jayne & Dean Webb

Old Home Town

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/23/2011
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Notes: This is a fine old Flatt and Scruggs chestnut. Lester really cranked up his singing on this one, and the Bluegrass Album Band also does an excellent version with Tony Rice on the vocal. I have tabbed my interpretation of Earl Scruggs's break and of J. D. Crowe's break (with the BGAB). Scruggs's break shows his genius for capturing the melody without always relying on cliched licks or rolls. Crowe's break is derived from Scruggs's, but departs from it in subtle ways. Both are worth learning.

Old Jack Gillie (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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Old Joe


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/12/2011
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Notes: Normally played in A, with the capo at the second fret. The first break is similar to what Bill Keith, Eric Weissberg, and others played in the 1960s and contains that OJC run useful in so many tunes. The second break is more the way I play it today, with lots of drive coming from forward rolls (in Bill Keith's terminology; I used to call it "walking up the strings"). Either version is worth adding to your arsenal.

Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 2/24/2011
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Old Joe Clark

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by kenperlman, updated: 1/23/2011
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Notes: Goes with Ken Perlman Workshop

Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by James Stiltner, updated: 3/25/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Tab window must be maximized for best viewing.

Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Jacob Underwood, updated: 6/9/2016
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Notes: Here is some tablature for a biasic version of "Old Joe Clark."

Old Joe Clark

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/5/2017
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Notes: a VERY easy version

Old Joe Clark

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by littleton, updated: 3/5/2017
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Notes: an EASY version - no hammer-ons, pull-offs, or drop thumbing

Old Joe Clark

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Buxton, updated: 2/8/2018
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Notes: Complete tab for Flatt and Scruggs recording on Bear Mountain CD. Recording speeds up slightly so tab sync will be off. Key of A, capo at the 2nd. This is a good example of Scruggs backup as the banjo is right channel isolated in the recording making for a relatively easy follow along.

Old Joe Clark (1st Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/17/2006
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Old Joe Clark (2nd Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark (2nd break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark (3rd Banjo Break)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark (Banjo Lead)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark (in E)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Joe Clark (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Old Joe Clark for twin banjos

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 11/13/2012 - 3 Member Comments
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Notes: This tablature provides an approach to playing harmony to OJC. It opens with "eight potatoes" (as Steve Arkin named it), the riff that fiddle players open tunes with, but as approximated by the ole 5-string. My friends say that this particular harmony part has the flavor of the Middle East; so maybe it should be called "Mediterranean OJC." Whatever you call it, the harmony part is fun to play, and you will be able to come up with plenty of variations as you work it.

Old Joe Clark/Don Reno

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by SCFActg, updated: 2/26/2012
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Old Lonesome, Welcome Back (Banjo Lead)


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Man

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Man (banjo solo only)-Neil Young

Genre: Popular  Style: Other  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 7/30/2014
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Notes: banjo solo first string up to E

Old McDonald

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by BasicBoston, updated: 11/12/2010
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Notes: I had a duece of a time trying to figure out how to play when I first started out. Am in tune, am I playing these basic bluegrass songs right, chuck old hen, old joe clark, I never heard them before. Hopefully with these kid songs, banjo players just opening their box will be able to relate to the song.

Old Moke Pickin' on the Banjo

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: Dm  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Fortune, updated: 2/4/2010
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Notes: This is a great tune from Stan Hugill's book "Shanties From the Seven Seas". Double c tuning, gCGCD capoed to second fret. The song is in D minor.

Old Molly Hare

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  
Posted by Jim Yates, updated: 1/24/2011
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Notes: This should be capo II or tuned up to aDADE in order to play with a fiddle.

Old Molly Hare

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by bornold, updated: 5/4/2014
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Notes: Old Molly Hare in the clawhammer style. Tune to Double C then capo on the 2nd fret, tune the 5th string to A. Now your in D. You can play it in C as well, it still sounds great.

Old Molly Hare (thumb lead)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 11/12/2011
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Old Mose

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by LyleK, updated: 1/15/2014
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Old Mose

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 3/10/2014
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Notes: From Illinois fiddler Howard Sims. Check out Banjo Hangout's Tune of the Week for 1/10/14 for more information.

Old Mother Flanagan

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Maruko, updated: 4/1/2015
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Old Ned (Steptoe and Son theme)

Genre: Other  Style: Other  Key: G  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by hum, updated: 4/21/2012
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Notes: Basic melody to the Steptoe and Son theme - Old Ned

Old Rattler

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Old Rattler

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/30/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Old Rattler

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 9/26/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Old Rattler played in the Key of D. Page 1 from standard G tuning, capoed 2, page 2 from Drop C tuning, capoed 2. Grandpa Jones ususally had his banjo tuned to A, so he played without a capo in the key of C

Old Rip


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Old Rugged Cross

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by crawdad, updated: 8/29/2009
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Old Rugged Cross

Genre: Other  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 7/31/2013
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Notes: This is Crawdad's tab played around with a bit.

Old Rugged Cross

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 11/19/2016
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Notes: A simple version of an old favorite hymn.

Old Spinning Wheel

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Wyatt Custom Banjo, updated: 3/8/2011 - 3 Member Comments
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Old Spinning Wheel

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 7/31/2016 - 2 Member Comments
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Notes: The Old Spinning Wheel is a lovely song, words and music written by Billy Hill. You can find numerous versions on youtube, including nice recordings by Slim Whitman and by Jimmy Wakely that provide a clear roadmap of the melody. I first heard it played on the 5-string by Jeremy Stephens in a video of 5 prewar Gibsons in Chris Cioffi’s shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfiyOPEvPI His playing inspired me to work up my own version, and I borrowed several of his ideas, particularly in the up-the-neck B part.

Old Time Billy in the Low Ground

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jack_beuthin, updated: 3/3/2017
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Old Time Religion

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Time Religion

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Old Time Religion

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rrode, updated: 12/16/2012
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Notes: I posted a short mp3 on my homepage to help. But even better go to the source, Curt Bouterse's record Down the Road I'll Go. Available on CDBaby

Old Time Religion

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 8/10/2013 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Inspired from the movie "Sargeant York" (one of my favorites) can be heard (and seen) @: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f68TdgErXkE This classic hymnal lyrics has many variations (I've provided a few of the better known ones. Repeat between the " : ", 1st round through can be repeated until the melody is learned, then add hammer-on's and pull-offs when you are comfortable. Will also list it as "Give me that old time religion" since there are no other clawhammer versions in G.

Old Time River Man

Genre: Folk  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by BTS, updated: 11/4/2017
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Notes: John Hartford recorded this beautiful song on the album Down On The River. As with a lot of his songs he tuned his banjo down to open E. My transcription is in standard open G.

Old Timey Rising Damp

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Drop C (gCGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Dave Nauman, updated: 2/7/2010
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Old Yellow Dog

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Castania, updated: 7/6/2010
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Ole Slew Foot

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by SixBs, updated: 9/29/2013
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Oliver Jack

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Harpist, updated: 11/21/2013
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Notes: Traditional Shetland fiddle tune in G. Sawmill tuning EDAEa

Omie Wise

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006 - 4 Member Comments
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On and On

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 10/12/2011
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Notes: On and On is one of Bill Monroe's classic "true" songs, inspired by events in his own life. This arrangement is the way we play it in my band Knee Deep. The arrangement was influenced by Bill Keith's version, specifically the way he plays the IV (C) chord. Note that the V (D) chords and the tags contain some of my ideas that can be used in various other songs..

On Danville Plain

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbickfor, updated: 7/24/2016
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Notes: Original song with lyrics and vocal melody line.

On My Way Back To The Old Home

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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On the Banks of the Wabash

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by JayBee, updated: 4/14/2014
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Notes: Here is a tab of the Indiana State song, On the Banks of the Wabash Far Away. I nice tune and was featured in the movie 'The Jolson Story' where it was sung beautifully by the young Rudy Wissler. I could not find a tab anywhere for the tune so had a go at tabbing out the chorus here myself. Hope you like it.

On the wings of a skorie

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 12/11/2016
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Notes: "Michael Ferrie wrote this tune after watching the family’s new kitten playing in the garden. The kitten bravely decided to tackle a large skorie (Herring Gull) and jumped on it’s back. The skorie not much impressed, took flight with the kitten aboard. Luckily for the kitten it managed to escape but not until the bird had flown several hundred yards down the field." Notes from the album Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer" by Fiddler’s Bid. I played it here on two banjos - Goldtone cello banjo and Ramsey standard. Here's a beautiful version of this tune by Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE6HqAQehTE

On The Wings Of A Snow White Dove

Genre: Popular  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by mmuussiiccaall, updated: 8/17/2014
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Notes: lead line

On Top Of Old Smokey (thumb lead - 3/4)

Genre: Old Time  Key: D  Tuning: Open D (f#DF#Ad)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 10/24/2011
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One Horse Open Sleigh (Jingle Bells)

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Steelydan, updated: 11/18/2013
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Notes: Posted under the original title "One Horse Open Sleigh", commonly known as Jingle Bells. This is a beginner version with a Youtube link to Richard Hefner's version in open G tuning, inlcuding lyrics. There are several versions of Jingle Bells posted, but none as the original title, so here it is. Simplify or get fancy as you see fit. I've posted the Richard Hefner link for now, I will post to my website when it becomes available. Linked to the Christmas Corner and Beginner Clawhammer groups.

One Morning in May


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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One Tear

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A#/Bb  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by crawdad, updated: 9/18/2009
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Onward Christian Soldiers

Genre: Country  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by RJWMitchell, updated: 7/1/2015
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Ook Pik Waltz

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by JanetB, updated: 9/7/2016
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Notes: Originally written by Canadian Frankie Rodgers (d. 2009, BC, Canada), this tune became a popular fiddle contest tune. An oak pik is a snowy white owl and is both a popular toy amongst Eskimos and Canadians and an omen of a person's spirit being lifted upon death.

Ookpik Waltz

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by heronhawk, updated: 4/30/2017
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Notes: Ookpik is the Inuit word for 'Snowy Owl'. This arrangement is adapted from the arrangement by Mike Iverson.

Oot and in da Harbour

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Harpist, updated: 11/21/2013
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Notes: Traditional Shetland fiddle tune in A modal (mixolydian). Sawmill tuning EDAEa

Opus 36


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Opus 36 - Classical Style

Genre: Classical  Style: Classic  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Nick Danger, updated: 10/7/2012 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: Based on the playing of John McEuen. Recorded source: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 'Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy'

Opus 38

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Dm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by banjoistic, updated: 3/11/2018 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: I tabbed this tune from the melody as played by David Grisman on the mandolin. I think I got it pretty close. It's much more Keith style than Scruggs. I'm still learning how to play it up to speed, and I'm sure some of you will get there quicker than I. Any suggestions/corrections are welcome.

Opus 57


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
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Opus 57


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/21/2006
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Opus 57

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: Gm  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by indivirtuoso, updated: 4/16/2013
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Notes: This is as close as I could get to Bill Keith's live performance with Muleskinner in 1973. Great melodic style arrangement of a classic Grisman tune. Any comments or corrections are welcome.

Ora Lee

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by jorta, updated: 9/18/2011
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Notes: I could not find a banjo arrangement of Ora Lee so I made my own. Comments and improvements welcome.

Ora Lee & Sail Away Ladies

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Steve Parker, updated: 4/4/2010 - 1 Member Comments
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Orange Blossom Special

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Orange Blossom Special

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006 - 2 Member Comments
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Orange Blossom Special

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Other  Key: E  Tuning: Tenor G (DGdg)  Difficulty: Beginner
Posted by Mirek Patek, updated: 4/15/2011
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Notes: The tenor banjo is tuned to open G tuning DGdg, there is capo on the 2nd fret. The first part (in the concert key of E) is played in D (chords D=0202, G=0000, A=2222), the second part (in the concert key of A) is played in G (chords G=0000, C=5520, D=0202). Feel free to change the rolls, as well as the filll-in licks/walking bass connecting parts (anyway, the vocal version has shorter connection between the words in the first part - adjust the number of walking bass measures by yourself). This is just one of possible versions how to play the melody in the first part and how to roll the harmony in the second part. The third part (also in the concert key of A, played thanks to capo in G) is missing but you are supposed to play some fill-in lick under the fiddle or harmonica solo - find them e.g. at http://banjosessions.com/?p=109 . The melody over the dominant A chord (concert B chord) in the first part is compromised - however if you have big hands, you can reach the actual melody note on the 6th fret (counted with capo) with your pinky while holding the barre with your index finger on the 2nd fret.

Orange Blossom Special - Clawhammer

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 1/6/2014
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Notes: This is a clawhammer version of the Bluegrass fiddle classic Orange Blossom Special. There are 3 instrumental parts plus one optional vocal part. I have tried to get several variations of each part. You don't have to learn or play all variations - just choose those you like. Orange Blossom Special is a tune with opportunities and possibilities, so use your fantasy and creativity and make your own version. I have just tried to illustrate a few possibilities.

Orange Blossom Special2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Original Rags

Genre: Ragtime  Style: Other  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by Gontii, updated: 2/1/2010
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Notes: Original Rags Music Scott Joplin

Osage Catnap

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dbrooks, updated: 8/3/2014
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Notes: Tab for Robert Palomo's original tune as requested by several on the Hangout. Here are 2 videos from Robert: http://youtu.be/k8ksya0uahQ and http://youtu.be/oGxcS1iyAJ4

Otto Wood

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Our Great Savior

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Our Last Goodbye

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: B  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by CCABanjo, updated: 8/10/2014
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Notes: My version of this classic Stanley Brothers tune.

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Out On (or In) The Ocean

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 1/14/2013
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Notes: Double-D, capo at 2nd fret, 5th=g, gDADE

Out on the Ocean


Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Out on the Ocean

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Old Hickory, updated: 12/9/2017 - 1 Member Comments
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Notes: My three-finger arrangement of this traditional Celtic fiddle tune. Combines Scruggs, melodic and single string technique. The tab plays through twice, with two different versions of the chords. First time through is what I call "modern" harmony. The chords are all basic, but there are many more chord changes. Second time through, chords are simplified. Same banjo part both times.

Over In The Gloryland

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Over In The Gloryland2

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Over the Hills and Far Away

Genre: Folk  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 8/2/2011 - 1 Member Comments
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Over the Rainbow

Genre: Popular  Style: Classical  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by tom nelson, updated: 4/9/2011 - 3 Member Comments
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Over The Rainbow

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Steven Moore, updated: 3/17/2016
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Notes: A simple version of (Somewhere) Over The Rainbow as I played it many years ago when I was 15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF7PDuKOOhA

Over the Rainbow

Genre: Popular  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by jbickfor, updated: 10/9/2016
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Over the Road to Maysville

Genre: Traditional  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Sawmill (gDGCD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by trick420, updated: 7/8/2011
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Notes: Transcribed from John Hartford's recording on Wild Jog in the Red Brush. Tough song, lots of ASPO's and some pinky stretches. In Sawmill tuning. Should be played as AA BB AA.

Over The Water Fall (Henry Reed)

Genre: Old Time  Key: D  
Posted by Yigal Zan, updated: 1/6/2014
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Over The Waterfall

Genre: Old Time  Style: Other  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Nick Hornbuckle, updated: 4/9/2010 - 2 Member Comments
Download: PDF

Notes: Sample from forthcoming book, "Old Time Fiddle tunes for the 5 String Banjo, Vol. ll" by Nick Hornbuckle

Over the Waterfall

Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Julian44_4, updated: 1/20/2012
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: arranged for banjo by Dale Allen Pfeiffer

Over the Waterfall

Genre: Old Time  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: D  Tuning: aDGBD  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by dholland, updated: 2/1/2013
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Notes: Traditional fiddle tune in Key of D with aDGBD tuning. The PDF files are for page 1 and 2.

Over the Waterfall

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjukebox, updated: 1/7/2014
Download: PDF

Over the Waterfall

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: C  Tuning: Open C (gCGCE)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Nick Danger, updated: 12/4/2014
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Over the Waterfall

Genre: Traditional  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by banjoman 1, updated: 7/4/2015
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: I used dbl C tuning and capo'd the 2nd fret for the key of D. Have fun with it......Lynn W.

Over the Waterfall (double C tuning)

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006 - 1 Member Comments
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Over the Waterfall variation

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Harpist, updated: 1/5/2014
Download: PDF

Notes: This is actually for the fiddle.

Over the Waterfall, with three parts

Genre: Old Time  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: D  Tuning: Double C (gCGCD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by slc, updated: 10/10/2013
Download: TABLEDIT | PDF

Notes: I got the third part from the playing of Franklin George, at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, 2013, in a jam session. There was some interest in tab after posting a video of the tune. Note this one might be updated or replaced after feedback and further edits.

Over Yonder in the Graveyard

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   
Posted by schlange, updated: 4/22/2006
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Overdrive


Posted by schlange, updated: 3/18/2006
- Download from bluegrassbanjo.org

Oxdragarsång- (old Swedish sång)

Genre: Other  Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 3/4/2012
Download: TABLEDIT

Notes: Oxdragarsång means "cattle-driver's song" and is a compostion by the Swedish Troubadour Evert Taube. He composed it during a travel in Argentina.

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