Pretty Polly

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  • Stanley Style

    Intermediate

    This is the exact arrangement of Pretty Polly that Ralph Stanley played on the original recording of this song. Play close to the bridge for maximum Stanley tone.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Stanley Style
  • Bluesy Style

    Advanced

    Based on the Stanley-style version of Pretty Polly, this has a lot more bluesy licks thrown in to give it some spice.

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

    Intermediate

    A bluesy backup version of Pretty Polly with lots of forward rolls in the style of Ralph Stanley. Try to sing the lyrics while you're playing!

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup