Bound to Ride banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This is Jim Mills's version of Bound to Ride off of his record "Bound to Ride." It's very clean...and fast!

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

    Difficulty

    Still very much rooted in the Scruggs style, this version includes some of the classic melodic style scale-based licks.

    • Key G
    • 160 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    In this arrangement, you'll learn lots of essential Earl Scruggs fill licks, to give you some ideas on how to fill between vocal lines when playing in a band.

    • Key G
    • 160 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Bound to Ride lyrics

Traditional

1. Coming through all Nashville coming through of line
Studying 'bout my little darling couldn't keep from cryin'

Ch. Honey babe I'm bound to ride
Don't you want to go?

2. Going to Atlanta just to look around
If things don't suit me gone hunt another town

Ch.

3. Working on a railroad, saving all I can
Looking for that woman ain't got no man

Ch.

4. Standing on the corner can't find mine from home
Studying 'bout that good town don't past and gone

Ch.

5. If I die a railroad man, bury me under the ties
So I can hear old number four as she goes rolling by

Ch.

FLATT & SCRUGGS - Hard Travelin'