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Banjo tablatures for Wildwood Flower

The Carter Family

Recomended level: Intermediate

Tags: #vocal song, #folk music, #old time

"Wildwood Flower", an American song, best known which great fame was due to performances and recordings by the Carter Family. It is a folk song, and The original Carter Family first recorded "Wildwood Flower" in 1928 on the Victor label with the continual performance of the song in concerts with Johnny Cash on The Johnny Cash Show. The Carter scratch portrayed both the melody and rhythm lines simultaneously, which was done by Maybelle. Controversies about there being a poem from which the song was extracted continue to be unsettled. Known for its poem like nature, Maud Irving, the lyrics writer had contemporaries indicating that song is a pseudonym for poet and spiritualist. An avenue for relaxation and multiple motivation. With the conclusion that no one would access the original copyright, a couple of libraries holds other copies that are credited to be written and composed by M. Singleton and J. Kennedy. The Carter received multiple accolades demonstrating the perils of performing and promoting the original. In the 1908 hymn, this song came from, it's far more broad and tough in its story, opening with a stanza like: There are loved ones in the glory. Whose dear forms you often miss? When you close your earthly story? Will you join them in their bliss?

  • Banjo Wildwood Flower Scruggs Style

    Scruggs Style

    This is a fantastic traditional tune popularized by the Carter Family. Most guitar players play this song in C, so this version of Wildwood Flower is catered for beginners learning a...

    Banjo Wildwood Flower Scruggs Style
  • Banjo Wildwood Flower Melodic Style

    Melodic Style

    This melodic version of Wildwood Flower is a higher register break played mostly out of the root-position C chord on the 10th fret. It combines elements of Melodic, Scruggs, Single S...

    Banjo Wildwood Flower Melodic Style
  • Banjo Wildwood Flower Backup


    Wildwood Flower uses a lot of 2/4 measures, so make sure you have the melody clearly in your head while playing the backup part. It's helpful to sing the lyrics out loud to ensure yo...

    Banjo Wildwood Flower Backup