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"I saw the light" is Hank Williams ' country gospel song. Williams was influenced by a remark his mother made as they arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, as they returned from a concert. During his first session with MGM Records, he recorded the song, and it was released in September 1948. The song is fixed to the tune of the classic Scottish folk tune "Bonnie Charlie," still popularly known as "Will you not come back again?" Williams ' version did not enjoy major success during its initial release, but it eventually became one of his most pop songs and the closing number for his live performances. It was quickly performed by other performances and became a staple of the country gospel. Williams and his wife Audrey sought to attract the recently formed music publishing firm Acuff-Rose Music after the loss of his audition. Williams and his family met Fred Rose, who had signed a contract with him for six albums, exploiting an arrangement with Sterling Records. Williams was holding his first recording session in December 1946. The "Never Again" and "Honky Tonkin'" songs were popular, attracting MGM Records ' attention to Williams. He released the first track, "Roll It On Over."
Here are 3 killer arrangements of I Saw the Light for you to share with friends at your next jam. The Scruggs style arrangement will get you started learning slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Once you’re feeling confident with that try your luck with the Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for I Saw the Light using up the neck scales. Finally, the Backup arrangement will show you how to play this song with others and sound like a pro doing it. Use the Tunefox Lick Sw...itcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the I Saw the Light tablatures. The Lick Switcher will allow you to create your own arrangement using pre-built licks that are handmade by professional musicians. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text above specific measures that says "Original Measure" and select between a variety of new licks for that measure. You'll find that there are different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, Jazz, and more. At the bottom of your page you'll also find a button that says "Shuffle Licks." Click this button and watch the licks randomly shuffle throughout 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 I Saw the Light 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. Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice I Saw the Light as fast or as slow as you want and mix the volume of the tracks with the instrument to your liking. There’s also a metronome so you can always feel the pulse of the song with or without the band track playing along. Members can also export all of their banjo I Saw the Light arrangements into PDF files.
I Saw the Light lyrics
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...ndered 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