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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

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Banjo Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow tab

Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow is one of the Carter Family's most most renowned albums and the leading track which carried the title of the album is regarded as a rarer tune than Wildwood Flower, a folk staple. The Carter family first recorded Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow in 1928 and it was also recorded by the Country Gentlemen in 1959. The album features the marvelous presence of various artists who contributed to the bluegrass style in which the album was created. You would find a total of 12 tracks on the collection and each one carries lyrics that sings to the heart and would get your foot tapping in no time. The bluegrass style covers the King, Starday and Gusto family of labels, with covers by the Carter family.

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