Salty Dog Blues banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    A classic Earl Scruggs arrangement of Salty Dog Blues with lots of great licks for you to use in solos and backup. Use the lick switcher to see different Scruggs, melodic, and jazz variations!

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

    Difficulty

    A fun, flashy version of Salty Dog using some bluesy fiddle-like elements. The funky chords in this song gives you a lot of room for cool improvisation!

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

    Difficulty

    This arrangement of Salty Dog Blues seamlessly mixes vamping and rolling to give you a fun and interesting take on playing backup behind a singer or instrumentalist.

    • Key G
    • 120 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

Salty Dog Blues lyrics

Standin' on the corner with the low-down blues
A great big hole in the bottom of my shoes
Honey, let me be your salty dog

Let me be your salty dog
Or I won't be your man at all
Hony, let me be your salty dog

Now look-a hear, Sal, I know you
A run-down stockin' and a worn-out shoes
Honey, let me be your salty dog

* Refrain

I was down in the wildwood settin' on a log
Finger on the trigger and an eye on the hog
Honey let me be your salty dog

* Refrain

I pulled the trigger and the gun said go
Shot fell over in Mexico
Honey let me be your salty dog

* Refrain