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

More about Blue Ridge Cabin Home Banjo song

On Tunefox you’ll find 4 different tabs for Blue Ridge Cabin Home. Each of these tabs will teach you how to play the this tune in a different way. The Scruggs style tablature will show you how to play left hand slurs, otherwise known as hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs. The Melodic style arrangement of will show you how to play Blue Ridge Cabin Home up the neck using major and pentatonic scales. And finally, the Backup arrangement will teach you how to play the backup for this song, which is essential for jam sessions.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the Blue Ridge Cabin Home tablatures. The Lick Switcher will allow you to create your own arrangement using pre-built licks that are handmade by professional musicians. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text above specific measures that says "Original Measure" and select between a variety of new licks for that measure. You'll find that there are different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, Jazz, and more. At the bottom of your page you'll also find a button that says "Shuffle Licks." Click this button and watch the licks randomly shuffle throughout the song.

Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Blue Ridge Cabin Home. If you select the "Tools" option in the bottom bar you’ll see "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up" features. Hide notes will help you train your ears by hiding some of the notes on the page for you to figure out as opposed to looking at the tab. "Memory Train" will help you retain the melody of the song by gradually hiding notes so you can rely on your ears more for memorization. Finally, the "Speed Up" tool will automatically increase the playback speed each time a measure or the song loops.

Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Blue Ridge Cabin Home. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

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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

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