Little Maggie banjo tabs & chords

  • Scruggs Style


    This version of Little Maggie is based both on the Scruggs style arrangement and the Marc Pruett version on Ricky Skaggs's "Bluegrass Rules" record.

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


    This melodic style version of Little Maggie features a few chromatic licks mixed into the Scruggs style arrangement.

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


    This arrangement of Little Maggie gives you lots of ideas for Scruggs style down-the-neck backup to keep things interesting when playing behind a vocalist.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Little Maggie lyrics

Yonder stands Little Maggie
With a dram glass in her hand
She's drinkin' away her troubles, oh lord
And courtin' another man

Marching down to the station
Cash in my hand
Going away for to leave you
Going to some far-off land

Pretty flowers were made for blooming
Pretty stars were made to shine
Pretty girls were made for lovin'
Little Maggie were made to be mine

How can I ever stand it
Just to see them pretty blue eyes
Shining like the diamonds
The diamonds in the sky