Blue Ridge Cabin Home banjo tabs & chords

  • Scruggs Style


    Earl recorded it first, and J.D. Crowe and the bluegrass album band helped bring it back to life. This is a J.D. Crowe transcription with lots of great lick options in the lick switcher.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style


    A very simple and straightforward way to play the core melody in the melodic style. Use the lick switcher to add some interest and challenge as soon as you have a grasp on the basic melody.

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


    Open D. Don't be scared. Just learn it slow and have a ball!

    • Key D
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style-2
  • Backup


    Some simple rolling backup, with some nice options in the lick switcher.

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Blue Ridge Cabin Home lyrics

There's a well beaten path on this old mountain side
Where I wandered when I was a lad
Oh I wandered alone to the place i called home
To them blue ridge hills faraway

Oh I love the hills of old Virginia
Those Blue Ridge hills where I did roam
When I die won't you bury me the mountain
Far away near my blue ridge mountain home.

Oh My thoughts wander back to that ramshackle shack
And those blue ridge hills far away
My mother and father are laid there to rest
They are sleeping in peace together there.


I'll return to that old cabin door with a sigh
I'm longing for days gone by
When I die won't you bury me on that old mountain side
Make my resting place upon a hill so high


ref: Grisman, Seeger, Hartford

Country Gentlemen
The Early Rebel Recordings