1. Tunefox.com
  2. Banjo songs
  3. Wabash Cannonball

Banjo tablatures for Wabash Cannonball


Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #folk music, #vocal song, #medium-tempo

"The Great Rock Island Route," otherwise called "Wabash Cannonball," is an American folklore melody that depicts the picturesque excellence and quandaries of the Wabash Cannonball Express as it traveled on the Great Rock Island train route. Over numerous years, this prominent tune has stayed unaltered, while the sections have been refreshed by melody specialists. In 1882, sheet music titled "The Great Rock Island Route" was credited to J. A. Roff. A revised form by William Kindt showed up in 1904 under the title "Wabash Cannon Ball." The Carter Family made one of the main chronicles of the melody in 1929. However, it was not published until 1932. Another prevalent variant was recorded by Roy Acuff in 1936. The Acuff adaptation is one of the less than 40 untouched singles to have sold up to more than 10 million physical duplicates around the world. The Wabash Cannonball is a marked melody of the Indiana State University Marching Sycamores and the Purdue All-American Marching Band as the ISU and Purdue grounds are neighboring the Mighty Wabash River. It is additionally connected with the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band, the Kansas State University Marching Band, the Texas Tech University Goin' Band from Raiderland, and the University of Texas Longhorn Band. It was additionally utilized as the signature tune by USS Wabash.

  • Banjo Wabash Cannonball Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    This song is a must-know jam song that has been covered by all sorts of people. Enjoy this down-the-neck arrangement of Wabash Cannonball with some fun licks thrown in!

    Banjo Wabash Cannonball Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Wabash Cannonball Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    An advanced arrangement of Wabash Cannonball that starts out down the neck and brings you up the neck with some fancy melodic runs.

    Banjo Wabash Cannonball Melodic Style
  • Banjo Wabash Cannonball Backup Style

    Backup Style

    This arrangement of Wabash Cannonball demonstrates how you can switch between vamping and rolling down the neck.

    Banjo Wabash Cannonball Backup Style