Cumberland Gap banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A classic Earl Scruggs arrangement of Cumberland Gap that is a must-learn for any beginner/intermediate banjo player!

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

    Difficulty

    The melodic arrangement of Cumberland Gap features fluid melodic licks dispersed between the original Scruggs melodic. The B section is especially cool!

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

    Difficulty

    In this arrangement of Cumberland Gap, the A section demonstrates rolling backup down the neck, and the B section shows how to spice up your backup when playing in the high register.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Cumberland Gap lyrics

Me and my wife and my wife's pap
We all live down in Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap, Cumberland Gap
Mmm ,way down yonder in Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap is a noted place
Three kinds of water to wash your face

* Refrain

The first white man in Cumberland Gap
Was Doctor Walker, an English chap

* Refrain

Daniel Boone on Pinnacle Rock
He killed Injuns with his old flintlock

* Refrain

Lay down, boys, and take a little nap
Fo'teen miles to the Cumberland Gap

* Refrain