My Love is in America

The tune of the day is


There are actually two pieces of music with this same title, but one is a fiddle tune and the other is a ballad type of song. My Love is in America is a common session tune that is interestingly modal, but not. It uses a C natural in the A part, and switches to a C# in places in the B part. Either way, it has a really cool sound, and it’s not hard to play at all.:)

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – My Love is in America – Gtr TAB

I found My Love in in America paired here with Cooley’s Reel. I think I like it!

Now you know what I’m going to say……instead of sitting longer at the computer, log off, get your guitar out, and work on this great tune. You’ll be so glad that you did!


Ruffled Drawers

The tune of the day is


I was quite astounded when I began research this tune. It seems like there are several tunes that are very closely related with only slight variations in the melody. Some of the most common tune names that I found were New Five Cents, Buffalo Nickel, and Robinson County. Each version has something unique that actually makes it its own tune. It seems that the melody may date back to as early as 1913. The chord progression is simple, and the tune is peppy. It’s a keeper!

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Ruffled Drawers – Gtr TAB

Here is a nice version that is very close to what I’ve notated here. Ruffled Drawers begins at about 4:55.

As always, your guitar is calling, and I think you’ll have fun with this easy tune. Go ahead, give in, turn off your computer or TV, and play! You’ll be glad that you did.:)