Bluegrass Picker's Tune Book


The Bluegrass Picker's Tune Book is a must for all bluegrass pickers! Included are the melody line and chords to over two hundred favorite gospel and bluegrass songs. Detailed information about the origin and performers is given for each song as well as the history and development of the bluegrass genre. The lyrics are large and easy to read during a performance.
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The Bluegrass Picker's Tune Book is a must for all bluegrass pickers! Included are the melody line and chords to over two hundred favorite gospel and bluegrass songs. Detailed information about the origin and performers is given for each song as well as the history and development of the bluegrass genre. The lyrics are large and easy to read during a performance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786671601
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,172,737
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface-About the Author     8
Introduction and Definitions     8
Bluegrass Instruments     12
The Songs
A Beautiful Life     18
A Hundred Miles     19
Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow     20
Alabama Jubilee- Bluegrass Version     21
All the Good Times Are Past and Gone     22
Amazing Grace     23
Angel Band     24
Arkansas Traveler     25
As I Went Down In the Valley To Pray (Down To the River To Pray)     27
Banks of the Ohio     28
Battle of New Orleans     29
Beautiful Life (See: A Beautiful Life)     18
Bile Them Cabbage Down     31
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?     32
Black-Eyed Susie     33
Bluegrass Boogie     34
Bowling Green     35
Bound To Ride (See: I'm Bound To Ride)     126
Brown's Ferry Blues     36
Buddy Won't You Roll on Down the Line     37
Bury Me Beneath the Willow     39
Can the Circle be Unbroken? (See: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?)     240
Can't Feel At Home (See: I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore)     116
Careless Love     40
Chewing Gum     41
Children Go Where I Send Thee     42
Chilly Winds     43
Church in the Wildwood, The     44
Cindy     45
Circle be Unbroken (See: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?)     240
Cluck Old Hen     46
Cold Rain and Snow     47
Columbus Stockade Blues (Major Key and Minor Key)     48
Come all Ye Fair and Tender Ladies     50
Corrina, Corrina     51
Cotton-Eyed Joe     52
Crawdad     53
Cripple Creek     54
Cryin' Holy     55
Cumberland Gap     56
Dance All Night With A Bottle In Yer Hand     57
Daniel Prayed     58
Dark Hollow     59
Darlin' Corey     60
Davy, Davy     61
Deep River Blues     62
Do Lord     63
Dogget's Gap     64
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down     65
Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky     66
Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan     67
Down The Road     68
Down To the River To Pray (See: As I Went Down In The Valley To Pray)     27
Drifting Too Far From the Shore     69
East Virginia Blues     70
Eighth of January (See: Battle of New Orleans)     29
Engine 143     71
Faded Love     73
Fair and Tender Ladies (See: Come all Ye Fair and Tender Ladies)     50
Farther Along     74
Five Hundred Miles (See: A Hundred Miles)     19
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss     75
Foggy Mountain Top     76
Footprints in the Snow     77
Fox, The     78
Free Little Bird     80
Freight Train     81
Froggie Went A-Courtin'     82
Gal I Left Behind Me, The     84
Georgia Pineywoods     85
Give Me That Old Time Religion (See: Old Time Religion)     181
Give Me the Roses     86
Glory Land Way     87
Go Long Mule     88
God Moves in a Windstorm     89
God's Gonna Set This World On Fire     90
Goin' Cross the Mountain     91
Goin' Down this Road Feelin' Bad     92
Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around (See: Hound Dog Song)     110
Grandfather's Clock     93
Great Speckled Bird     95
Green Pastures      96
Ground Hog     97
Hallelujah I'm Ready     98
Hallelujah We Shall Rise     99
Handsome Molly     100
He Will Set Your Fields On Fire     101
Hesitation Blues     103
Hog-Eye Man (Fiddle Tune)     104
Hold To God's Unchanging Hand     105
Home, Sweet Home (Bluegrass Lyrics)     106
Hop High Ladies     107
Hot Corn, Cold Corn     109
Hound Dog Song     110
House of the Rising Sun     111
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be     112
I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent     113
I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow (See: Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow)     20
I Am A Girl Of Constant Sorrow (See: Girl Of Constant Sorrow)     114
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (See: Man Of Constant Sorrow)     114
I Am A Pilgrim     115
I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore     116
I Feel Like Traveling On     117
I Have Found the Way     118
I Never Will Marry     119
I Shall Not Be Moved     120
I Went Down To the River To Pray (See: As I Went Down To the River To Pray)     27
I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground      121
Ida Red     122
If I lose, I Don't Care     123
I'll Fly Away     124
I'll Remember You Love in My Prayers     125
I'm Bound To Ride     126
I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World (See: Sittin' On Top Of The World)     205
In the Garden     127
In the Pines     128
In The Sweet Bye and Bye     129
Jackfish, The     130
Jack O' Diamonds     131
Jacob's Vision     132
Jesse James     133
John Hardy     134
John Henry     135
Johnny Booker     136
Johnson Boys     138
Jordan     139
Just A Closer Walk With Thee     140
Just Over in Gloryland     141
Katie Dear (See: Silver Dagger)     204
Katy Cline     142
Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy (See: Skillet Good and Greasy)     206
Keep On the Sunnyside     143
Kneel at the Cross     144
Knockin' On Your Door     145
Land Where We Never Grow Old (See: Where We Never Grow Old)     236
Life Is Like a Mountain Railway     146
L'il Liza Jane      147
Little Bessie     148
Little Birdie     149
Little Maggie     150
Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane     151
Little Sadie     152
Little White Church     153
Liza Jane     154
Lonesome Valley     155
Long Journey Home     156
Lord I'm Comin' Home     157
Lost and I'll Never Find the Way     158
Love Somebody, Yes I Do     159
Lula Walls     160
Make Me A Pallet on the Floor (See: Pallet on the Floor)     183
Mama Don't 'Low     161
Man of Constant Sorrow     162
Methodist Pie     163
Midnight on the Stormy Deep     164
Midnight Special     165
Midnight Train     166
Miss McCleod's Reel (See: Hop High Ladies)     107
Model Church     167
Molly and Tenbrooks     168
More Pretty Girls Than One     169
Mountain Dew     170
My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains     171
New River Train     172
Naomi Wise (See: Omie Wise)     182
Nine Hundred Miles (See: A Hundred Miles)     19
Nine Pound Hammer      183
Oh Death     174
Old Blue     175
Old Dan Tucker     176
Old Gospel Ship     177
Old Joe Clark     178
Old Rattler     179
Old Soldier (Red-Haired Boy)     180
Old Time Religion     181
Omie Wise     182
One Hundred Miles (see: A Hundred Miles)     19
Pallet on the Floor     183
Pig in a Pen     184
Poor Wayfaring Stranger     185
Precious Memories     186
Pretty Polly     187
Rain and Snow (See: Cold Rain and Snow)     47
Red Apple Juice     188
Red Haired Boy (See: Old Soldier)     180
Red Wing     189
Reuben's Train     190
Rock About My Saro Jane     191
Rocky Top     192
Roll Down the Line (See: Buddy, Won't You Roll Down the Line)     37
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms     193
Roll on Buddy     194
Roving Gambler     195
Rye Whiskey (See: also Jack O' Diamonds)     196
Sail Away Ladies     197
Sally Ann     198
Sally Goodin     199
Salty Dog Blues     200
Shady Grove (Major Key)     201
Shady Grove (Minor Key)     202
Shall We Gather At the River     203
Silver Dagger     204
Sittin' On Top Of The World (See: I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World)     205
Skillet Good and Greasy     206
Soldier's Joy     207
Sourwood Mountain     208
Stewball     209
Storms are on the Ocean     210
Sweet Bunch Of Daisies     211
Sweet Bye and Bye (See: In The Sweet Bye and Bye)     212
Sweet Sunny South     213
Swing Low Sweet Chariot     214
Talk about Suffering     215
Tennessee Hound Dog     216
There'll Be No Distinction There     217
This Little Light Of Mine     219
This World Is Not My Home (See: I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore)     116
Tom Dooley     220
Troubles Up And Down The Road     221
Turkey in the Straw     222
Turn Your Radio On     223
Two Dollar Bill (See: Long Journey Home)     56
Uncle Joe (See: Hop High Ladies)     107
Uncloudy Day     225
Wabash Cannonball      226
Walking in Jerusalem, Just Like John     227
Way Downtown     228
We'll Understand It Better Bye and Bye     229
Weevily Wheat     230
Were You There     231
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder     232
When The Saints Go Marching In     233
When They Ring the Golden Bells     234
Where the Soul Of Man Never Dies     235
Where We'll Never Grow Old     236
White House Blues     237
Whoa Mule     238
Wildwood Flower     239
Will the Circle Be Unbroken     240
Working On a Building     241
Worried Man     242
Wreck of the Old 97     243
Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn     244
Chords and Chord Diagrams
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