Old-time banjo tablature; mostly from Greg Canote, Jere Canote, and Candy Goldman's stringband class in Seattle.
We learn a new tune by ear every week. Generally they are interesting versions of old-time fiddle tunes.
If the title looks familiar, have a listen and you might be surprised!
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Class starts up Sept 29 Oct 6th for another 8-week session!

Mondays in Fremont at 7:15 pm
For more info and contacts, see the Canotes' website.


Fall 2014

week 1: coming soon...




Pack some more fun into your calendar with these (mostly) Pacific Northwest events:

-November 7-9, 2014 Dare to be Square - West, this time in Oakland!

*The long-time Tuesday night jam at Conor Byrne is no more!* We're trying other locations around town, so keep an eye out!

This handy old-time musician's directory could lead to you playing more music with others!

Useful References:
Archived and publicly available field recordings at the Digital Library of Appalachia

Searchable index of recorded fiddle tunes at the Folk Music Index

Old-time internet radio at Sugar in the Gourd

Search for words to that folk/trad tune at the Mudcat Cafe

Practically every banjo tuning you could ever want: 5 string banjo tunings

A tune list from Banjo Camp or this extensive tune list for a Seattle jam.

Other sources
Here's some more tab of tunes that I learned elsewhere, like from my former teacher Diane Sanabria (in Western MA), or from American Banjo Camp or Fiddle Tunes.

Also check out the Canotes' website!

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This fun version of Cindy comes from Earl Johnson, and was taught at Dare to be Square 2009 by Dave Mount: Get my Whiskey from Rockingham

Here is a quintessential D tune - I could play it for hours. I first heard it at Fiddle Tunes 2008. It's Jere and Greg Canote with Brendan Doyle playing Big Tennessee, and an approximate banjo part (tab). The tune comes from David R. Hamblen or his son Williamson Hamblen.

This D tune is a bit tricky, but very fun to play! It's Paul Brown at Fiddle Tunes '05 playing Twinkle Little Star, and what I think might be a fair banjo part (tab). John Schwab on guitar.

Here's a recording from Fiddle Tunes '05: Paul Brown playing an interesting version of Cotton Eyed Joe, and some tab as a feeble attempt at what Terri is actually playing on the banjo. John Schwab is on guitar.

I ask you, who could dislike this version of Scott's Return? (Also from Fiddle Tunes '07) Try playing along with this tab. There are some extra beats I didn't notate, mostly at the end of each section.

Here is a fun D tune, with the fiddle NOT in DDAD, from a jam with some of the great guys from the Atlas Stringband at Fiddle Tunes '07. Here's some of our Bonaparte's Retreat, and some likely tab too.

This great A tune is from John Salyer, recorded at Fiddle Tunes '06. I wish I knew who was playing Trouble On My Mind. The rhythm is not square, and the B part might be the A part, so here's my attempt at tab

From Rafe Stefanini (11/1/06) a version of Little Birdie. The tuning is fCFCF and I haven't worked out any tab for it.

But here's some tab for Melvin Wine's All Young (A modal) on Hannah at the Springhouse.

Calico fiddle tunes
Here are some sound files of calico tunes, on the fiddle. They are all in A - fiddle is tuned AEAC#, banjo in regular A. Some of these were written by Greg Canote; so far all of them are played by Greg and Jere Canote.

Here are Greg's tunes:
Obama's March to the White House, banjo tab
Walkin' Back to Texas, banjo tab
Come Back Alive, banjo tab
Old Man Gone
Hickory Smith, banjo tab

And some others
Black Mountain Rag
Cows in the Pea Patch
Cripple Creek
Jenny Nettles
Scolding Wife
Snowbird in the Ashbank, from Earl Collins; banjo tab


If you enjoy these, get the real thing! Support the musicians and get the Canotes' CD: Calico Pie. I also highly recommend their other CDs, particularly their newest recordings!



Some tunes from Fiddle Tunes '05

We learned Jenny Lind (mp3) in band lab with Gerry Milnes and Dave Bing. This is a slow version; imagine about 50 people on a small stage hammering away on it. We also learned two other great tunes, (mp3) Sugar Hill and The Horny Ewe (say, "yo"). Again, these are the slow versions, meant to learn from rather than enjoy overmuch.

Later in the week Gerry and Dave played a bunch of tunes for us, and here are a few of my favorites:
Sally Coming Through the Rye
A Rose for Polly
And some rough tab for a tune they called Green Corn. I think I've got the rhythm off a bit around the repeats, and the brushes need to be mostly minor, but it's a start.
Here's the fiddle part.

One night Gerry Milnes, Paul Brown, and John Schwab were jamming. They were later joined by Joel Savoy. Here's one tune they played early on called Indian Killed the Woodcock.






Canote Brothers




Ahoy Stringbandoleros!
Here you will find png or jpeg images of the banjo tab for each tune, as well as sound files of each tune played at a reasonable pace by Greg (fiddle), Jere (guitar) and Candy (banjo). Recordings were made with the knowledge and consent of the musicians for non-commercial use only. All content is licensed under Creative Commons (see below).

I hope that if you live near Seattle, you will come play with us at Candy, Greg and Jere's class and you just need this website as a little reminder of what you've already learned.


If you live far far away from Seattle, then I hope you have a bunch of friends who learn by ear so you can all learn these tunes and play them together. After all, it's more fun that way!
And if you haven't got that, I encourage you to bring yourself and your instrument to a festival and find some friends or a teacher.

**A Note To Banjo Tab Readers**

Try to learn the tune by ear. If you find you need to refer to the tab, here are a few things you might like to know.

This tab is far from authoritative. There are bound to be mistakes and different interpretations, so do not feel obligated to adhere strictly to the written tab. To save space I have sometimes cut corners (measures?): Rather than notating a pick up and then first and second endings, I may have offset the beat by one - sometimes you'll find that what looks like the one beat in the tab is actually the four (usually if that's the case I have tried to point to the real one beat at the beginning). I put some notes in parentheses either to show a variation that you might play some of the time, or to emphasize where the melody note is. For example, it might be a brush-thumb where only the melody note is not in parentheses. Also, if you see an "X" note, that means don't play it. I notated with Xs instead of rests to indicate that you should still make a downward movement with your frailing hand to keep the rhythm, but just don't hit any strings. I hope it becomes clear on listening. If you have any confusion, listen again. Then feel free to write me (address below). Or just make up your own way that works for you.


G Tunes
Spring '14
6/16/14 Sail Away Ladies, from Max Collins: learn by ear
5/5/14 Duck's Eyeball, from Lauchlin Shaw: learn by ear
4/28/14 Bacon Rind, from Everett Kays: learn by ear
4/21/14 Walking in My Sleep, based on Fiddlin' Arthur Smith's version: learn by ear

Winter '14
2/10/14 Obama's March (to the White House), written by Greg Canote (transposed from Calico to G for dance fiddlers): learn by ear
2/3/14 Sugar in My Coffee, out of "Dear Old Illinois" from Harvey Taylor: learn by ear
1/27/14 The Old Hometown Band, out of Bayard's collection "Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife" -note that there are two versions in the printed collection, this title is a combination of both ("Old Town" and "Home Town"): learn by ear

Fall '13
11/18/13 Indian Nation, from Ernie Carpenter via Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear
10/7/13 Stonewall Jackson, another gem out of "Dear Old Illinois" from Harvey Taylor: learn by ear
9/30/13 Old Mose, Collected by Garry Harrison from Howard Sims (in C) and moved to G by Dan Gellert: learn by ear
9/23/13 Gentleman of Virginia, from Trevor Stuart: learn by ear

Winter/Spring '13
3/18/13 Old Red Rooster, from James Hood via Bruce Greene: learn by ear
3/11/13 Bound to Have a Little Fun, from Gusty Wallace: learn by ear
3/4/13 The Dark Haired Girl, from Bob Walters: learn by ear

Fall '12
10/8/12 Red Prairie Dawn, an original tune from Garry Harrison. He recorded it in A, but here fiddles are in either cross or standard G: learn by ear
10/1/12 John Roberts' Tune, from Ralph Roberts: learn by ear
9/24/12 Walking That Pretty Girl Home, from Luther Davis: learn by ear

Spring '12
5/21/12 Granny Will Your Dog Bite, from Kelly Gilbert: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/9/12 Limping Sal, from R.P. Christeson's book, The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory - source listed is Bill Driver: learn by ear
4/2/12 Baby Ben, from James Bryan: learn by ear

Winter '12
2/6/12 Hogs Picking up Acorns, from Lee Stripling: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/30/12 Judge Parker, from Brad Leftwich - a version is also in Marion Thede's Fiddle Book: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/23/12 Crab Orchard Quickstep, from Kelly Gilbert: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '11
10/10/11 Shady Lane, from Darley Fulks (collected by Bruce Greene): learn by ear; banjo tab
10/3/11 The Old Folks Played and the Young People Danced, from Manon Campbell (collected by Bruce Greene): learn by ear; banjo tab
9/26/11 Ask That Pretty Girl to Be My Wife, from Clyde Davenport: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '11
4/4/11 Piney Wood, from John Patterson: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/28/11 Sherburn's Breakdown, from John Ashby: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '11
1/24/11 I Get my Whiskey from Rockingham, through Tom Sauber: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/17/11 Wild Horse, from Bill Iman via Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/10/11 Prettiest Little Girl in the County, from Tom Fuller: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '10
10/4/10 No Corn on Tygart, from J.W. Day - a neighbor of Ed Haley: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/27/10 Sail Away Ladies, from Luther Davis: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/20/10 Old Aunt Jenny With Her Night Cap On, from Estill Bingham of Kentucky: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '10
4/12/10 Lars Mortensen's Polka, from the Deseret String Band: learn by ear; banjo tab
Now available on their album The Round-Up
4/5/10 Throw the Old Cow Over the Fence from Dr. Humphrey Bate and His Possum Hunters: learn by ear; banjo tab
Alternate title is Robertson County, from Paul Warmack and His Gully Jumpers. Both versions are on the album Nashville Early String Bands, Vol. 1

Winter '10
2/8/10 Been to the East Been to the West (from Mississippi): learn by ear; banjo tab
2/1/10 Chicken in the Barnyard, from Monte Sano Crowder on the album Possum Up a Gum Stump: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/25/10 Cluck Old Hen, from Ed Weaver and Pug Allen: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '09
11/9/09 Good Indian, from Marion Thede's Fiddle Book: learn by ear; my banjo tab; banjo tab from Daniel Palmer
10/5/09 Old Sledge, from Ralph Roberts via Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/28/09 Wink the Other Eye, from Hack's String Band: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/21/09 Long Summer Day, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '09
4/13/09 California Cotillion, from Fields Ward: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/6/09 John Brown's March, from the Hollow Rock String Band: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '09
2/9/09 Billy in the Lowland, from Henry Reed: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/2/09 Jack of All Trades, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/26/09 Liza Jane, from Marion Reese: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '08
10/13/08 Rebel Raid, from W.H. Stepp: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/6/08 Old Skedaddalink or Mountain Hornpipe, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/29/08 Tippin' in the Parlor, from Marvin Gaster by way of Rich Hartness: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '08
5/27/08 Fort Smith Breakdown, on "Echoes of the Ozarks": learn by ear; banjo tab
4/15/08 Massa Bill or Mossy Bill, from Frank Reed via Rafe Stefanini: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/8/08 Seneca Square Dance, from Fiddlin' Sam Long, on "Echoes of the Ozarks, vol. 1": learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '08
3/25/08 The Girl Slipped Down, from D. Dix Hollis on the album Possum Up a Gum Stump: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/12/08 Cripple Creek, from Chester Nolan: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/29/08 Come On Boys, Let's Go to Anaky, from Kentucky fiddler Gusty Wallace: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/22/08 Cora Dye, from "Dear Old Illinois," a collection of Illinois tunes: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '07
10/2/07 Going Back to Fielden, from Dirk Powell on "Hand Me Down": learn by ear; banjo tab
9/25/07 Johnny Come Along, from Clyde Davenport: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '07
4/24/07 Jaybird Died of the Whooping Cough, from John Ashby: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/17/07 Bullfrog on a Puncheon Floor, a Kentucky tune from Bruce Greene: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '07
2/13/07 Run Johnny Run, from W.H. Step: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/6/07 Southern Home in Dixie, from Luther Davis: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/30/07 Mary Wants a Lover, from John Ashby: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '06
12/13/06 Possum on a Rail, from the Newton County Hillbillies: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/18/06 Magpie, via The Fuzzy Mountain Stringband: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/11/06 Going To The Wedding To Get Some Cake, from the Newton County Hillbillies, on Mississippi String Bands vol. 2: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/4/06 Green Mountain, from Isham Monday (of Kentucky): learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '06
5/9/06 Springfield Girl, (in Thede): learn by ear; banjo tab
5/2/06 Katie Fetch the Soap Home, from Estill Bingham: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '06
3/14/06 Miss Sally at the Party: learn by ear
1/31/06 Muddy Creek, from John Salyer: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/24/06 Great Big Yam Potatoes, from "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi," Hardy Sharp fiddling: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/17/06 Bear Creek (could be "Beer Creek's Up"), from "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi," with W.E. Claunch: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '05
11/22/05 Cutting at the Point, from Charlie Wilson and his Hayloft Boys: learn by ear; banjo tab We played it out of D, but you could figure it out in G as well. There was controversy about which key it was really in. You'll see.
11/15/05 Barley Corn, off a 1980s Fiddle Tunes "field recording": learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '05
6/14/05 Nellie Bly: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/3/05 Who's Been Here Since I Been Gone: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/27/05 Sail Away Ladies, from J.P. Fraley: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/19/05 Great Big Taters, from Eck Robertson: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '05
3/29/05 Corn in the Crib, from Blaine Smith: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/22/05 Goin' Back to Chattanooga, from Charlie Acuff: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/15/05 Feed My Horses Corn and Hay, from Buddy Thomas: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/8/05 Push that Pig's Foot a Little Further into the Fire, from Marcus Martin: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '04
11/29/04 Cotton Bonnet, from Bruce Greene: original; banjo tab
10/12/04 Old Time Billy in the Lowground, from Kelly Gilbert of Kentucky: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/5/04 Turkey in the Straw, from Bruce Greene's "Rare Chestnuts": learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '04
4/13/04 Pearl Blake's Tune, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/30/04 Moon Behind the Hill, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear
3/23/04 Bile Them Cabbage Down, from the Johnson Family: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '04
2/3/04 Charles Guiteau, from Ward Jarvis: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/27/04 Little Boy, Where'd You Get Your Britches?, from Clyde Davenport: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/20/04 Handsome Julie, from Estill Bingham: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '03
12/1/03 Boatin' Up Sandy, from Clyde Davenport: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/25/03 Sourwood Mountain: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/16/03 Rocky Road to Dublin, from Wilson Douglas: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/9/03 Old Buzzard, from Doc Roberts: learn by ear; banjo tab

A Tunes
Spring '14
5/19/14 Old Aunt Adkins, from Snake Chapman: learn by ear
5/12/14 (cross) Hell Up Coal Holler, from Andrew Burnside via Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear

Winter '14
2/24/14 (modal) Dust in the Lane (or Cotton Pickin' Time), collected from W.R. Newman of Arkansas in Thede's Fiddle Book - by way of James Bryan: learn by ear
2/17/14 (cross) Big Eyed Rabbit, from Tommy Jarrell: learn by ear

Fall '13
10/28/13 (cross) Molly Put the Kettle On, from John Sharp via Paul Brown: learn by ear
10/21/13 (modal) Shady Grove, from Luther Davis: learn by ear

Winter/Spring '13
5/13/13 Crow Little Rooster, from Max Collins: learn by ear
4/22/13 (modal) Boys My Money's All Gone, from Charlie Bowman: learn by ear
4/15/13 Railroad Runs through Georgia, from Max Collins: learn by ear

Fall '12
10/22/12 Ragged Shirt, from Bill Iman via Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear
10/15/12 Red Steer, from the 1920's dance band, Dykes Magic City Trio - in the original they play the A part once: learn by ear

Spring '12
4/30/12 Pond Creek Bottom, collected from Otis Reynolds in "Dear Old Illinois" - this version is by way of Chirps Smith: learn by ear
4/23/12 Frankie, from Buddy Thomas - on his album "Kitty Puss": learn by ear;banjo tab

Winter '12
2/20/12 Arnold Van Pelt's Tune, from Brad Leftwich: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/13/12 Old Grey Eagle, from Cecil and John Snow: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '11
10/31/11 Little Boy Working on the Road, from J.W. Day: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/24/11 The Wilds of Idaho, from Cush Holston via Kerry Blech: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '11
4/25/11 Sheep Shell Corn (By the Rattlin' of His Horn), from Emmett Lundy: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/11/11 Remember What You Told Me (modal), from Jimmy Triplett (from Lum Hawkenbury): learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '11
2/7/11 Newt Payne's Tune, from Bob Townsend: learn by ear; banjo tab
1/31/11 Sift the Meal and Save the Bran, from Wilson Mabe: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '10
11/15/10 Puncheon Floor, from Mose Coffman: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/1/10 Sally Ann is the Gal I Like, from Snake Chapman: learn by ear (banjos play it out of D); banjo tab
10/25/10 Little Dutch Girl, from Earl Collins: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/11/10 Five Miles of Ellum Wood, from James Dickison via Bruce Greene: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '10
4/26/10 Yearling's in the Canebreak, from Capt. MJ Bonner: learn by ear; banjo tab
On the album Old Time Texas String Bands, vol 2.
4/19/10 Doney Gal, from Tom Sauber and maybe the Deseret String Band: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '10
2/22/10 Horse Shoe, from Andrew Burnside of West Virginia via Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/15/10 Texas or Newcastle, from Henry Reed: learn by ear; banjo tab

Calico '09 (fiddle tuned to AEAC#)
12/7/09 Come Back Alive, from Greg Canote: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/30/09 Hickory Smith, from Greg Canote: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/23/09 Walkin' Back to Texas, from Greg Canote: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '09
10/19/09 Come On Boys, Let's Feed the Horses, from Burl Hammons via Jimmy Triplett (modal!): learn by ear; banjo tab
10/12/09 Wine's Delight or Watermelon Pie, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '09
5/4/09 Blind Steer in a Mudhole, from Jimmy Wheeler of Ohio: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/20/09 Bonaparte Crossing the Nile, from Jimmy Triplett (modal!): learn by ear; banjo tab
4/13/09 Cluck Old Hen, from Alan Jabbour: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '09
3/2/09 Hail Against the Barn Door (modal!), from Jimmy Triplett (from Lum Hawkenbury): learn by ear; banjo tab
2/23/09 Speed the Plow, from the Beers Family: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/16/09 Late for the Dance, from Garry Harrison: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '08
11/17/08 Train on the Island, from Luther Davis: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/27/08 Pretty Little Shoes, from Lester McCumbers: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/20/08 Jenny Run Away in the Mud in the Night, from Marcus Martin: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '08
4/29/08 Clayhole Waltz, from Bunkhouse Orchestra on "Old-Time Cowboy Songs": learn by ear; banjo tab
4/22/08 Icy Mountain, from Ward Jarvis: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '08
3/4/08 Lacy Brown, from John Salyer: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/26/08 Christmas Time in the Morning, from Stephen B. Tucker: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '07
10/16/07 Cotton Eyed Joe, from Marcus Martin of western North Carolina: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/9/07 Wild Rose of the Mountain, from J.P. Fraley of Kentucky: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '07
5/8/07 Irish Polka, from midwestern fiddler Jeff Goehring: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/1/07 Sugar in the Gourd, from a recording of Andy Cahan with Carlie Marion: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '07
3/6/07 Buffalo Gals, from John Hatcher: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/27/07 Double File, from Gaither Carlton: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '06
11/15/06 Tater Patch, from Charlie Lowe: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/8/06 Dinah, from Henry Reed: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '06
5/16/06 Shaking Down the Acorns, from Burl Hammons (A modal!): learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '06
2/14/06 Grub Springs, from "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi," with W.E. Claunch: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/7/06 The Horny Ewe, from Ernie Carpenter: learn by ear
2/7/06 Ida Red, from Dykes Magic City Trio: learn by ear

Fall '05
11/8/05 Give the Fiddler a Dram, from Luther Strong: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/1/05 Crow Little Rooster/Greenback Dollar, from Tom Sauber (from Marion Thede's Fiddle Book): learn by ear; banjo tab
10/18/05 The Rout, from Mike Seeger and Paul Brown: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '05
5/17/05 Morning Flower, from Wilson Douglas: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/10/05 Chinquapin Hunting, from Norman Edmonds: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '05
3/8/05 Shady Grove: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/1/05 Stillhouse Branch, from Buddy Thomas: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '04
10/26/04 Fire on the Mountain: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/19/04 Old Joe Clark: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '04
5/11/04 Left My Girl in the Mountains, from Estill Bingham: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/27/04 Lady of the Lake, source unknown: learn by ear; banjo tab
4/20/04 Liza Jane, from Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '04
2/17/04 Pretty Little Rooster, Traditional: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/10/04 Goodbye Girls, I'm Goin' to Boston, from Art Stamper: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '03
9/30/03 Wine's Delight, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab
9/23/03 Greenback Dolly-O, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab


D Tunes
Spring '14
6/9/14 Little Sadie, from Jonathan Bekoff: learn by ear
6/2/14 Waiting for the Boatsman, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear

Winter '14
3/17/14 Little Brown Jug, from Hurley Bennett in "Dear Old Illinois": learn by ear
3/10/14 Sandy, from Kenny Hall: learn by ear
3/3/14 Run Down Boot, collected from Illinois Fiddler Pete Priest in "Dear Old Illinois": learn by ear

Fall '13
11/11/13 (in C) Down in Little Egypt, from Illinois fiddler Noah Beavers via Chirps Smith: learn by ear
11/4/13 Rabbit in the Pea Patch, from Melvin Wine (a version of Rickett's Hornpipe): learn by ear

Winter/Spring '13
5/6/13 Crooked Road, from the fiddler Stelle Elam in the collection "Dear Old Illinois": learn by ear
4/29/13 Roscoe's Gone, by Hank Bradley on his album Hassle the Caller: learn by ear

Fall '12
11/12/12 I'd Rather Be an Old-Time Christian, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear
11/5/12 Indians Are Over the Hill, from John Hannah: learn by ear
10/29/12 Going Across the Sea, from Isham Monday: learn by ear

Spring '12
5/14/12 Tater Roll, collected from Harvey Taylor in "Dear Old Illinois": learn by ear;banjo tab

Winter '12
3/19/12 Pumpkin Pie, from Joe and Odell Thompson: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/12/12 Possum's Tail, from Melvin Wine by way of Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/5/12 Sadie at the Back Door, written by Jere Canote: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '11
11/21/11 Messenger, from Alabama fiddler Henry Lee Hudson on the album Possum Up a Gum Stump: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/14/11 The Year of Jubilo, from a Civil War era song written by Henry Clay Work: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/7/11 Spotted Pony, a Missouri tune from R.P. Christeson's book, The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '11
5/9/11 Twinkle Little Star, from Luther Davis: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/2/11 Rattler Treed a Possum, from Tom Brad and Alice - on their album We'll Die in the Pig Pen Fighting : learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '11
2/28/11 Little Gal'l Fool Me, from the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/21/11 Uncle Noah Jamison's Tune, from Audley Cable (via Bruce Greene): learn by ear; banjo tab
2/14/11 Buckhorn Handle and a Barlow Blade, from Edwin Wilson: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '10
11/8/10 Sailing Over England, from Lee Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '10
5/10/10 John's Lover's Gone, from Uncle Norm Edmonds, or maybe Wade Ward: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/3/10 Dry and Dusty, from Garry Harrison: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '10
3/15/10 Hoppin' John, from Bill Hensley via Bruce Greene: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/8/10 Rose in the Mountain, from John Salyer: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/1/10 Nancy Dawson, from Isham Monday of Kentucky: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '09
11/2/09 John Dye, a tune out of "Dear Old Illinois" from Henry Hall: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/26/09 Dance, Boatmen, Dance - a tune out of "Dear Old Illinois" from Harvey Taylor: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '09
6/1/09 Sally Ann, from Travis and Trevor Stuart: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/18/09 Going Down to Georgie-O, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/11/09 Lowry's Quadrille, from John Summers via Armin Barnett: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '09
3/16/09 Goodbye Liza Jane, Traditional: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/9/09 Cruel Willie, from Max Collins: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '08
11/10/08 Black Eyed Susie, from Uncle Norman Edmonds: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/3/08 Willow Creek, from Ralph Whited: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '08
5/20/08 Rock the Cradle Joe, Traditional (influenced by Franklin George): learn by ear; banjo tab
5/13/08 Julie Ann Johnson, from Emmett Lundy: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/6/08 Western Country or Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss or Susannah Gal, from Emmett Lundy: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '08
3/18/08 Snowbird, from Sammy Dyer: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/11/08 Banjo Tramp, from Ward Jarvis: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '07
11/13/07 Sweet Little Julie, from Uncle Norman Edmonds: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/6/07 Roscoe Parish's Tune, from Roscoe Parish: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/30/07 Another version of Durang's hornpipe, this time from Bruce Greene who got it from Jake Phelps: learn by ear; banjo tab
10/23/07 Rochester Schottische, from Tommy Jarrell: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '07
5/22/07 Cumberland Gap (three parts), from Greg Canote: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/15/07 Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine, from Luther Davis: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '07
3/27/07 Polly Put the Kettle On, from Luther Davis: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/20/07 Johnny Don't Get Drunk, from John Ashby: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/13/07 Shepherd's Walk, from Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '06
12/6/06 Sara Armstrong's, from James Bryan - who got it from "Hill Country Tunes" by Samuel Bayard: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/22/06 Durang's, from Jim Herd: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '06
5/23/06 Rabbit in the Pea Patch, from Uncle Dave Macon: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '06
3/7/06 Robinson County, from "Echoes of the Ozarks" by the Morrison twin brothers stringband: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/21/06 Green Willis or The Raw Recruit, from the Kimble family: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '05
10/11/05 Katy, Bar the Door, from Rayna Gellert (from Roscoe Parish): learn by ear; banjo tab
10/4/05 Yellow Cat, from Tom Sauber (from Marion Thede's Fiddle Book): learn by ear; banjo tab
9/27/05 Goin' Down to Georgie-O, from Melvin Wine: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '05
6/7/05 West Fork Girls, from Wilson Douglas: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/24/05 The Eighth of January, from "Echoes of the Ozarks" by the Morrison twin brothers stringband: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '05
3/22/05 Dog's in the Dishes, from Carl Jones: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/15/05 Drink More Cider, from Jimmy Johnson: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '04
11/23/04 Pumpkin Ridge/Round up the Yearlings, from Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/16/04 The Old Muse and Her Pups. from Jimmy Triplett: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/9/04 Needlecase, from Sam McGee: learn by ear; banjo tab

Spring '04
5/11/04 Yellow Rose of Texas, from Bruce Greene: learn by ear; banjo tab
5/4/04 Jack Wilson, from John Salyer: learn by ear; banjo tab

Winter '04
3/9/04 Lucy's Tune, from Norman Edmonds: learn by ear; banjo tab
3/2/04 Bert Anderson's Tune (in C) from Clyde Davenport: learn by ear; banjo tab
2/24/04 Ship in the Clouds, from the Kimble family: learn by ear; banjo tab

Fall '03
11/18/03 Wolf Creek, from Bruce Greene: learn by ear; banjo tab
11/11/03 Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine: learn by ear; banjo tab