I Saw the Light banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A good old gospel tune written by Flatt & Scruggs. There's a tricky measure of 2/4 at the end of the form. Learn a verse of the I Saw the Light song to stay on track.

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

    Difficulty

    This arrangement of I Saw the Light starts up high and gives you a lot of fancy melody runs to work with. They sound great, and stay true to the melody!

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

    Difficulty

    This backup arrangement of I Saw the Light teaches how to play up the neck and transition to a down the neck variation with more Scruggsy fill licks.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

I Saw the Light lyrics

Hank Williams

I wandered so aimless, life filled with sin;
I wouldn't ask my dear Saviour in.
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night;
Praise the Lord, I saw the light!

Chorus:
I saw the light, I saw the light.
No more darkness; no more night.
Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight.
Praise the Lord, I saw the light!

Just like a blind man I wandered alone,
Worries and fears I claimed for my own.
Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight;
Praise the Lord, I saw the light!

Chorus

I was a fool to wander astray,
For straight is the gate and narrow is the way.
Now I have traded the wrong for the right;
Praise the Lord, I saw the light!

Chorus