Long Journey Home banjo tabs

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    If you haven't seen it already, check out the Johnson Mountain Boys' version of this tune. This version of Long Journey Home is based on that, except a lot slower.

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

    Difficulty

    This is a great example of using descending scale progressions. Check out measure 3 to see the scale in action.

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

    Difficulty

    This backup version of Long Journey Home includes a good amount of slurs to show an example of what Earl Scruggs would play down-the-neck.

    • Key G
    • 140 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Long Journey Home lyrics

Cloudy in the west and it looks like rain
Look like rain, Lord, it looks like rain
Cloudy in the west and it looks like rain
I'm on my long journey home

Lost all my money but two dollar bill
Two dollar bill, Lord, two dollar bill
Lost all my money but two dollar bill
I'm on my long journey home

Black smoke a-rising and it surely is a train
Surely is a train, Lord, it surely is a train
Black smoke a-rising and it surely is a train
I'm on my long journey home

* Refrain

I hear the train a-coming and I'll soon be gone
Soon be gone, Lord, I'll soon be gone
I gear the train a-coming and I'll soon be gone
I'm on my long journey home

* Refrain