The Bluegrass Strummer's Songbook: Over 130 Beloved Bluegrass and Old-Time Favorites Arranged for Voice and Guitar
The 136 songs in this 310-page songbook represent our complete collection of some of the best traditional tunes from the mountains, farms and woods of America - Old-Time and Bluegrass favorites that have been a mainstay of down-home American music for generations. These songs were chosen by author Ben “Gitty” Baker from amongst his personal favorites, the sort that you’d be most likely to hear around a camp fire at a bluegrass or old-time music festival.
Arrangements for each song are included in large-print format, with easy-to-read lyrics and guitar chords. The author created this book specifically for people who want to strum and sing the good old songs - this book does not contain any sheet music notation or tablature, just the words and chords. A short informational snippet for each song, explaining some of its origin and history, is also included. Each song is given in two different keys (C and G), with capo information to help you find your best key for singing.
Includes these songs and many more: All the Good Times Are Past and Gone· Angeline the Baker· Arkansas Traveler· The Ballad of Casey Jones· Bile Them Cabbage Down· Black-Eyed Susie· Blue-Tail Fly· Bound To Ride· Buffalo Gals· Bury Me Beneath the Willow· Camptown Races· Church in the Wildwood· Cluck Old Hen· Cotton-Eyed Joe· Cripple Creek· Crying Holy· Deep Elem Blues· Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down· East Virginia Blues· Foggy Mountain Top· Footprints In the Snow· Going Down the Road Feeling Bad· The Great Speckled Bird· Green Pastures· Hand Me Down My Walking Cane· Handsome Molly· Hills of Roane County· Home On the Range· Honey In the Rock· I Know You Rider· I’m Working On A Building· In the Pines· Jesse James· John Hardy· John Henry· Keep On the Sunny Side· Let Me Rest At the End of My Journey· Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane: · Mama Don't Allow; · Man of Constant Sorrow; · Maple on the Hill, The; · Milwaukee Blues; · Molly and Tenbrooks; · My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains; · My Old Kentucky Home; · New River Train; · Nine Hundred Miles; · Nine Pound Hammer; · Nobody's Business; · Oh Death; · Oh Susannah; · Old Dan Tucker;· Old Joe Clark; · Old Paint; · Old Time Religion; · Paul and Silas; · Pig in a Pen; · Railroad Bill; · Rain and Snow; · Red River Valley; · Reuben's Train; · Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms; · Roll On Buddy; · Roving Gambler; · Sally Goodin; · Salty Dog Blues; · Shady Grove; · Shenandoah; · Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me; · Silver Threads Among the Gold; · Sitting On Top of the World; · Somebody Touched Me; · Standing in the Need of Prayer; · Take This Hammer; · There's More Pretty Girls Than One; · This Train (Is Bound For Glory); · Tom Dooley; · Train That Carried My Girl From Town, The; · Turkey In The Straw; · Unclouded Day, The; · Wabash Cannonball, The; · Walking In My Sleep; · Wayfaring Stranger; · Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?; · When I Lay My Burden Down; · When You and I Were Young, Maggie; · Where the Soul Never Dies; · Whitehouse Blues; · Wildwood Flower; · Worried Man Blues; · Wreck of the Old '97