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Old Home Place banjo tabs & chords

  • Scruggs Style


    This arrangement of Old Home Place is based on J.D. Crowe's amazing playing. It's got an interesting chord progression, which features a B7 chord leading to a C chord. Great stuff!

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


    Play Old Home Place backup with style. This gives you some cool chord positions and licks to work with.

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


    This version of Old Home Place gives you lots to work on in regards to positions on the neck. It starts low, goes high, and then ends up low.

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

More about Old Home Place Banjo song

Banjo Old Home Place tab

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Old Home Place for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Old Home Place, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

Each Tunefox arrangement teaches you how to create your own solos by using a feature called the Lick Switcher. The Lick Switcher features different style licks such as Scruggs, Melodic, or Bluesy and you can swap out measures in Old Home Place to learn about improvisation and creating arrangements. To use the Lick Switcher, click on the text "Original Measure" above certain measures in the song. Then select the lick you'd like to insert into the song. You can also click on "Shuffle Licks" at the bottom of the page to see a fully new version of the tablature.

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 Old Home Place 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.

Using backing tracks for practice should be an essential part of every musician’s routine. With Tunefox, you can practice Old Home Place as fast or as slow as you want and mix the volume of the tracks with the instrument to your liking. There’s also a metronome so you can always feel the pulse of the song with or without the band track playing along.

Members can also export all of their banjo Old Home Place arrangements into PDF files.

Old Home Place lyrics

Many years ago, when I left my old home place
Seeking what life would behold
I bid them farewell, and left on my fourney
Not thinking of stories, my mother had told

I'm going back, to see the old home
I'm going back, today
I'm going back, to see the old folks
It's been many years, since I drifted away

I miss the old time singing, by the fireside
As darkness would steal up the lane
Old days gone by, in my memory still lingers
I'm going back to my old home, again

* Refrain

Each night I have missed, Mom kneeling by my bedside
Praying I'd always go straight
When I get back, her smile will be missing
She won't be there to welcome, me home at the gate

* Refrain