One tune that I really enjoy playing the chords for is this one!
BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND
There is something about the chord structure that is quite fun. I have never figured out what or where the lowground is….LOL I looked up Billy in the Lowground on YouTube and there are so many versions, especially for the flatpick guitar. So…I just chose one that didn’t seem too busy or off the beaten path of the basic melody.
The PDF with guitar TAB includes moving up the neck a bit in measures 11 and 12 – the last two measures of the first line of the B part. I have small hands and short fingers, and this was much easier than trying to reach clear up to the 7th and 8th fret and back down. Try it~Billy in the Lowground – Guitar TAB
As always, just take a few minutes, right now, and pull out your guitar and try this one out.
I have to say that this is also one of my top favorites!
ROCK THE CRADLE, JOE
In spite of the title, this is not a lullaby. 🙂 I first fell in love with this tune when I heard Erin Rogers play it on her mountain dulcimer. The old-time feel just grabs you and swirls you around in that zone that makes you want to hear/play it about a million times over!
The PDF Rock the Cradle Joe – Gtr TABis the basic tune, which I think is the most fun anyway.
I found a wonderful YouTube version that you might enjoy.
And….I couldn’t resist sending you here as well.
And….there is now a practice video available for you! Just go to the Fiddle Tunes tab at the top of this page, where you’ll find a link to my YouTube channel with a Rock The Cradle Joe practice video.:)
As always, try this out on your guitar TODAY! It’ll make your day brighter. 🙂
Since I’m creating guitar TAB for fiddle tunes, I thought that I’d begin with one of my favorite tunes,
SHOVE THAT PIG’S FOOT A LITTLE FURTHER IN THE FIRE
HUH??? Poor little piggy-squeal , squeal, squeal….Naaaahhhh….it doesn’t mean that for real. From my research, the most common explanation for this title is that the chunks of wood sticking out of a campfire are called pig’s foot, so you shove them back in to keep the fire going. So now all of you animal lovers out there can play this tune without fear!
Here is a PDF of the tune, with regular notation, chords AND guitar tabs. It’s a pretty straightforward way to play it on the guitar.
Shove That Pig’s Foot – Gtr TAB (click this link
So pull out your guitar, or fiddle, or mandolin, or banjo, and enjoy the tune – it only takes a few minutes to learn! You can even play along with this video! And, you can go to the Fiddle Tunes tab at the top of this page, where you’ll find a practice video for Shove That Pig’s Foot a Little Further in the Fire.:)