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Banjo tablatures for Hot Corn, Cold Corn

Flatt & Scruggs

Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #vocal song, #old time, #folk music

Here is one nonsense song that is very popular among people of every race, whether it is white or blacks. The source of the song was said to be singer and guitarist Asa Martina, which came from Estill County, Ky., with accompaniment sometimes from Doc Roberts. There is another version by Talley which we seem to be from tradition, but one of the most prominent versions you would find is that perform by Flatt and Scruggs. Their one version carried the lyrics; Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demi-john (x3) Hey pretty daarlin,' see you in the mornin.' There are versions like that of African American collector, Thomas Talley, and it was in his Negro folk rhymes. Talley's version marked the first time that the song was appearing in print under the title "Bring on your hot corn." Also, Randolf had aversion called "I'll meet you in the evening", while Wolfe had a version recorded as "Green Corn Come Along Charlie." The song is a real bluegrass vibe and is great for old-time music lovers.

  • Banjo Hot Corn, Cold Corn Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    The Scruggs version of "Hot Corn, Cold Corn" is nice and groovy. The tempo isn't incredibly fast, so it gives you some leeway for great improvisation!

    Banjo Hot Corn, Cold Corn Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Hot Corn, Cold Corn Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    This features some Noam Pikelny-style triplets in measure 4. There is a 1/4 measure, so play a long with the backing tracks to feel that phrase with more ease.

    Banjo Hot Corn, Cold Corn Melodic Style
  • Banjo Hot Corn, Cold Corn Backup


    A rolling backup version of the Hot Corn, Cold Corn song in the style of the original recording. Use the lick switcher to see how to combine vamping and rolling to create a new backu...

    Banjo Hot Corn, Cold Corn Backup