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Mountain Dew banjo tabs

  • Tablatures

    Scruggs Style

    Flatt & Scruggs

    This arrangement is loosely based on a live recording found on YouTube of Flatt & Scruggs performing Mountain Dew with Merle Travis. Check it out!

  • Melodic Style

    Flatt & Scruggs

    This arrangement of Mountain Dew starts up the neck with the melody and transitions to a down-the-neck version of the original melody, with some fancy licks thrown in.

  • Backup

    Flatt & Scruggs

    This version of Mountain Dew features a bunch of classic Scruggs licks and alludes to the melody a bit in some measures.


More about Mountain Dew

"Good Old Mountain Dew" (ROUD 18669), also simply called "Mountain Dew" or "Real Old Mountain Dew." the tune is an Appalachian folk song written by Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Scotty Wiseman. There are two variations of the words, Lunsford's 1928 edition, and Wiseman's 1935 version. Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer practicing in rural North Carolina during the 1920s, along with being an amateur folklorist and musician. The 1935 version was widely covered and became a standard in the folk tradition. Scotty Wiseman was a colleague of Lunsford's from the group Lulu Belle and Scotty. In 1928, for Brunswick Records, Lunsford recorded the song. Lunsford was impressed with it; later that night, for $25 ($339 in 2013), he sold the song to Wiseman so he could buy a train ticket back to North Carolina. Lunsford also represented local clients who were associated with the crime, and during one of these instances, the initial words and banjo accompaniment to "Good Old Mountain Dew" were published."

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Mountain Dew for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Mountain Dew, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement. There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Mountain Dew tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into different arrangement, just click on the "Original Measure" text above the measure and select a different lick. You can also click the "Shuffle licks" button at the bottom of th...e page to randomly change all of the licks in the tablature and create a wholly unique arrangement of this song. You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Mountain Dew on banjo. For example, you can use the "Hide Notes" feature, which will hide some notes for you so you can learn parts of the melody by ear. The "Memory train" tool will progressively hide notes each time you play through a section or the entirety of a song. Take your speed to the next level with the "Speed Up" feature. This tool will automatically increase playback speed each time you loop the song. Each Tunefox banjo Mountain Dew tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking. Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.

Mountain Dew lyrics

There's a big hollow tree down the road here from me
Where you lay down a dollar or two
You stoll 'round the bend and you come back again
There's a jug full of good old mountain dew They call it that mountain dew
And them that refuse it are few
You may go 'r...cle Nort,he's sawed off and short
He measures about four foot two
But he thinks he's a giant when you give him a pint
Of that good old mountain dew * Refrain Well, my old aunt June bought some brand new perfume
If had such a sweet smeling pew
But to her surprise when she had it analyzed
It was nothin' but good old mountain dew * Refrain Well, the preacher rode by with his head histed high
Said his wife had been with the flu
And he thought that I ort just to give him a quart
Of that good old mountain dew * Refrain Well, my brother Bill's got a still on the hill
Where he runs sff a fallon or two
The buzzards in the sky get so drunk they can't fly
From smeling that good old mountain dew * Refrain