Don't Let Your Deal Go Down banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style-2

    Difficulty

    It's not likely someone will play this tune in a key other than the way Flatt & Scruggs recorded it, but you never know. Always be prepared.

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

    Difficulty

    This is a really fun tune to play because the chord changes are so unique. Earl does a great job interpreting the melody in this arrangement of Don't Let Your Deal Go Down.

    • Key F
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    This melodic arrangement of Don't Let Your Deal Go Down focuses heavily on scale patterns. Listen to how the banjo fluidly moves from one chord to another using these patterns.

    • Key F
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    This is an example of exactly what Earl Scruggs would play. The chords are a little strange for bluegrass, but are fun to improvise over.

    • Key F
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down lyrics

Gladys Certain, Louise Stacey

Well, I've been all around this whole wide world
Been down to sunny Alabam
My mama always told me, Son
Never let your deal go down

Don't let your deal go down
Don't let your deal go down
Don't let your deal go down
Till your last gold dollar is gone

Well, the last time I seen that gal of mine
She was standing in the door
She said Honey I'll be a long time gone
You'll never see your gal no more

* Refrain

Well, I'm going sown the railroad track
Gonna take my rocking chair
If there doggone blues don't leave my mind
I'm gonna run away from here

* Refrain