Careless Love banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style-2

    Difficulty

    J.D. Crowe. Drop C. 'Nuff said!

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

    Difficulty

    Careless Love is an old blues standard, and the bluegrass version has been played with many different speeds and feels. This is a very simple Scruggs version of the melody.

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

    Difficulty

    This melodic version of Careless Love features some lower register melodic G scale work and stays close to the melody while giving you some nice licks to use throughout the song.

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

    Difficulty

    This arrangement gives you all you need to create a solid and tasteful down the neck backup version of Careless Love.

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Careless Love lyrics

Love, oh, love, oh careless love
Love, oh, love, oh careless love
Love, oh, love, oh careless love
You see what love has done to me

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

What, oh what, will mama say
What, oh what, will mama say
What, oh what, will mama say
When she learns I've gone astray

Onece I wore my apron low
Onece I wore my apron low
Onece I wore my apron low
I couldn't scarcely keep you from my door

Now my apron strings don't pin
Now my apron strings don't pin
Now my apron strings don't pin
You pass my door and you don't come in