More about Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky
Don’t let this road look rough and rocky is an oldie that is written by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. It was first recorded by the duo, and it made its way into a cover released by the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1954. There are also other versions of the songs that exist, and some of the most prominent ones that can be found in the records are the ones produced by Roland, the Flying Emus, Jonatan Edwards, and the seldom scenes. Some of this song doesn’t really have a precise origin, but they have a beautiful tune that makes people who are a fan of bluegrass to stuck with them.
On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky. Each of these tabs will teach you how to play the this tune in a different way. The Scruggs style tablature will show you how to play left hand slurs, otherwise known as hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs. The Melodic style arrangement of will show you how to play Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky up the neck using major and pentatonic scales. And finally, the Backup arrangement will teach you how to play the backup for this song, which is essential for jam sessions.
In every Tunefox tablature arrangement you'll find measures where you can switch out licks to see different options to use for your improvisation. This feature is called the Lick Switcher. How do you find the Lick Switcher? Look for text that says "Original Measure" over different measures in the Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky tab you are learning and click on that text. It'll open up the Lick Switcher where you can select a substitute measure for that spot in the song. You'll find that there are different styles of licks like Scruggs, Melodic, Bluesy, and more. Want to see a completely different version of this song? Click on "Shuffle Licks" on the bottom of tool panel to randomly shuffle the licks in the song.
Be sure to check out all of the great learning tools that Tunefox has to offer such as "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up". These tools can be found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. Want to learn some of Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky by ear? Use "Hide Notes" to hide some or all of the notes in the tablature. Once you’re finished learning with the tab use the "Memory Train" tool to commit the song to memory. Then practice with "Speed Up" to improve your technique and speed in no time.
Each Tunefox banjo Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.
Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.
Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky lyrics
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs
Darling, I have come to tell you
Though it almost breaks my heart
That before the morning, darling
We'll be many mils apart
Don't this road look rough and rocky
Don't that sea look wide and deep
Don't my baby look the sweeter
When she's in my arms asleep
Don't you hear the nightbirds calling
Far across the deep blue sea ?
While of others you are thinking
Won't you sometimes thinking of me ?
One more kiss before I leave you
One more kiss before we part
You have cause me lost of trouble
Darling, you have broke my heart