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Banjo tablatures for Liberty


Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #fiddle tune, #instrumental, #up-tempo

Founding Father, John Dickinson's "The Liberty Song" is a pre-American Revolutionary War song with lyrics (not Plymouth's Mrs. Mercy Otis Warren, Massachusetts). The song is set on the tunes of "Heart of Oak," the United Kingdom's Royal Navy anthem. The song itself was first published on July 18, 1768, in the Boston Gazette. The song is notable in the thirteen colonies as one of the earliest patriotic songs. Dickinson's sixth chapter provides the earliest known expression which resembles the term "one we stand, divided we fall," a nationalist slogan that has circulated frequently throughout U.S. history. Also, the song is likely to be a variant of the traditional Irish song from which it often takes its tune, "Here's a Health." The Liberty Song ""lyrics also have the same structure. In 1770, the song's lyrics were updated to reflect the increasing tensions between England and the Colonies. This new version was released in the almanac of Bickerstaff, and the title was changed to "The Liberty Song of Massachusetts."

  • Banjo Liberty Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    A stylish and syncopated version of this classic fiddle tune. Stay classy Tunefoxers!

    Banjo Liberty Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Liberty Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    Feel free...to play this at any speed you chose, with what ever licks you would like :)

    Banjo Liberty Melodic Style
  • Banjo Liberty Backup


    Notice how the C chord and the F chord both start with the C note(1st fret B string-if not capoed) Those chords share this note. This technique helps to keep the Key center establish...

    Banjo Liberty Backup