New River Train banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This is a straightforward way to play the melody of New River Train using traditional phrasing and Scruggs playing.

    • Key C
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    This melodic arrangement of New River Train gives you more to work with as far as licks and phrasing goes. There are some classic scale patterns and licks featuring in this version!

    • Key C
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    This is a great demonstration of how to play up-the-neck backup and gradually move your way down the neck to the open positions.

    • Key C
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about New River Train Banjo song

On Tunefox you’ll find 3 different tabs for New River Train. Each of these tabs will teach you how to play the this tune in a different way. The Scruggs style tablature will show you how to play left hand slurs, otherwise known as hammer-ons, slides, and pull-offs. The Melodic style arrangement of will show you how to play New River Train up the neck using major and pentatonic scales. And finally, the Backup arrangement will teach you how to play the backup for this song, which is essential for jam sessions.

Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to explore improvisation and creativity inside the New River Train 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 New River Train 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.

Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for New River Train. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

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New River Train lyrics

I'm riding on that new river train
Riding on that new river train
Same old train that brought me here
Gonna take me away again

Darling, you can't love one
Darling, you can't love one
You can't love one and have any fun
Darling, you can't love one

* Refrain

Darling, you can't love two
Darling, you can't love two
You can't love two and still be true
Darling, you can't love two

* Refrain

Darling, you can't love three
Darling, you can't love three
You can't love three and still love me
Darling, you can't love three

* Refrain

Darling, you can't love four
Darling, you can't love four
You can't love four and love any more
Darling, you can't love four

* Refrain

Darling, you can't love five
Darling, you can't love five
You can't love five and get money from my hive
Darling, you can't love five

* Refrain

Darling, you can't love six
Darling, you can't love six
You can't love six, for that kind of love don't mix
Darling, you can't love six

* Refrain