Cindy banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    The tempo says 130, but that's just a reminder to try and push yourself. Learn it at a comfortable speed. Pause, loop measures, and slow down. Don't play fast and sloppy. Play slow and steady. Increase your speed in the same way.

    • Key C
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Scruggs Style-2

    Difficulty

    Open D. That's where all the fun is at. We start by using a classic Scruggs fill riff to hint at the melody. Spike your 5th string at the seventh fret and unleash the awesome.

    • Key D
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style-2
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A seasoned player knows restraint is a powerful musical tool. That's what we've got going on here. It starts out with nicely syncopated phrases that closely mimic a singer, then reveals a signal lick that things are about to go down...Add a long note for punctuation...Throw down the gauntlet! I think you re going to love this arrangement. And remember, there's even more great ideas and ways to customize this arrangement with the lick switcher.

    • Key C
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Single String Style

    Difficulty

    Style. It's important. It gives your playing character. Makes it more than just a machine gun stream of sixteenth notes(which is what you need to play banjo). However, you don't need it all the time, and you don't have to rely on it. If you are playing single string, Scruggs, or melodic you can open up new possibilities with rhythmic variation. That's what this arrangement is about: unique phrasing. A lot of the fingerings suggest using the middle finger. This can help make phrases smoother. While using only thumb and index can be a good workout, using the middle finger, along with techniques like hammers, pulls, and slides, opens up more technical possibilities. This frees up your creative voice. Feel free to create your own arrangement by using the lick switcher. Make it yours, then play it like you mean it.

    • Key C
    • 115 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Single String Style

Cindy lyrics

I wish I was an apple a-hanging on a tree
And every time that Cindy passed she'd take a bite

Get along home Cindy, Cindy
Get along home
Get along home Cindy, Cindy
I'll marry you some day

She told me that she loved me, she called me sugar plum
She throwed her arms around me, I thought my time had come

* Refrain

She took me to the parlor, she cooled me with her fan
She swore that I was the prettiest little thing in the shape of mortal man

* Refrain

Oh where did you get your liquor, where did you get your dram?
From an old moon-shiner down in Rockingham

* Refrain

Cindy got religion she had it once before
And when she heard my old guitar, she danced all over the floor

* Refrain

I wish I had a needle as fine as I could sew
I'd sew my sweetheart to my back and down the road I'd go

* Refrain