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Will the Circle Be Unbroken banjo tabs & chords

  • Scruggs Style


    An incredibly popular standard bluegrass tune. This version of Will the Circle Be Unbroken is for beginners and highlights the forward roll pattern.

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


    This is for intermediate to advanced players, and demonstrates how you can play fancy licks while staying true to the melody of the song.

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


    This is a fun backup arrangement of Will the Circle Be Unbroken showing you how to go back and forth between vamping, rolls, and licks.

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Will the Circle Be Unbroken Banjo song

Banjo Will the Circle Be Unbroken tab

Here are 3 killer arrangements of Will the Circle Be Unbroken for you to share with friends at your next jam. The Scruggs style arrangement will get you started learning slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Once you’re feeling confident with that try your luck with the Melodic style solo, which will teach you how to play the melody for Will the Circle Be Unbroken using up the neck scales. Finally, the Backup arrangement will show you how to play this song with others and sound like a pro doing it.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Will the Circle Be Unbroken tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into different arrangement, just click on the "Original Measure" text above the measure and select a different lick. You can also click the "Shuffle licks" button at the bottom of the page to randomly change all of the licks in the tablature and create a wholly unique arrangement of this song.

You'll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Will the Circle Be Unbroken on banjo. For example, you can use the "Hide Notes" feature, which will hide some notes for you so you can learn parts of the melody by ear. The "Memory train" tool will progressively hide notes each time you play through a section or the entirety of a song. Take your speed to the next level with the "Speed Up" feature. This tool will automatically increase playback speed each time you loop the song.

Each Tunefox banjo Will the Circle Be Unbroken tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken lyrics

I was standing by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling
For to carry my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Lord, I told that undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For this body that you're hauling
Lord, I hate to see her go

* Refrain

I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave

* Refrain

I went home, my home was lonely
Now my mother she has gone
All my brothers, sisters crying
What a home so sad and alone

* Refrain