Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A classic Earl Scruggs banjo arrangement of Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow in drop C. Measure 6 is a particularly fun section of the song, featuring a bluesy moment to lead you from an F chord to a C chord.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gCGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Scruggs Style-2

    Difficulty

    This is an up the neck break in the Key of G. Notice how many of the banjo chord shapes are similar to the key of C in open/first position.

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style-2
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A version of Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow that uses a lot of elements from the Scruggs arrangement. This gives you a chance to work on blending styles in your banjo soloing and improvisation.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gCGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    More classic Scruggs playing with a couple fancy 7th chords thrown in to give it some color. 7th chords are great for creating and releasing tension in a song.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gCGBD
    Play Backup

More about Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow Banjo song

Learn 4 different versions of Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow, which are all shown on this page. We recommend that you get started with the Scruggs style version, where you’ll learn basic roll pattern and left hand articulations like slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Next, move on to the Melodic arrangement to learn how to play the melody for Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow using scales and up the next positions. Lastly, you can check out the Backup arrangement, which shows you how to play behind others while they are soloing.

Each Tunefox arrangement teaches you how to create your own solos by using a feature called the Lick Switcher. The Lick Switcher features different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, or Bluesy and you can swap out measures in Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow to learn about improvisation and creating arrangements. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text "Original Measure" above certain measures in the song. Then select the lick you'd like to insert into the song. You can also click on "Shuffle Licks" at the bottom of the page to see a fully new version of the tablature.

Be sure to check out all of the great learning tools that Tunefox has to offer such as "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up". These tools can be found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. Want to learn some of Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow by ear? Use "Hide Notes" to hide some or all of the notes in the tablature. Once you’re finished learning with the tab use the "Memory Train" tool to commit the song to memory. Then practice with "Speed Up" to improve your technique and speed in no time.

Each Tunefox banjo Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

Members can also export all of their banjo Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow arrangements into PDF files.

Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow lyrics

I ain't gonna work tomorrow
Ain't gonna work today
Ain't gonna work tomorrow,lord
For that is my wedding day

I love my mama and papa too
I love my mama and papa too
I love my mama and papa too
But I'd leave them both to go with you

* Refrain

I've been all around this country
I've been all around this world
I've been all around this country,lord
For the sake of one little girl

* Refrain

I'm leaving you this lonesome song
I'm leaving you this lonesome song
I'm leaving you this lonesome song
Cause I'm gonna be gone before long

* Refrain