Worried Man Blues banjo tabs & chords

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  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This is a beginner-intermediate arrangement of Worried Man Blues teaching both forward rolls and forward backwards rolls. Make sure your slides and pull-offs are nice and crisp.

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    This arrangement of Worried Man Blues is fantastic for backing up a vocalist. It features tons of great Scruggs licks and demonstrates how to fill in-between vocal phrasing.

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

    Difficulty

    This arrangement of Worried Man Blues has all sorts of great melodic style licks. There's even a bit of single string in there!

    • Key G
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style

More about Worried Man Blues Banjo song

Here on Tunefox you’ll find 3 versions of Worried Man Blues for banjo. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Worried Man Blues, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Worried Man Blues 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.

There are a number of fantastic learning tools in Tunefox to help you memorize, learn by ear, and improve your speed. These special features are found in the "Tools" menu at the bottom right of your screen. The "Hide Notes" tool will hide a number of the notes in the tab so you can use your ears to learn parts of the melody of the Worried Man Blues. Next, try out the "Memory Train" tool, which will hide more and more notes each time the song or measure loops. This will help get you off of the tab you’ve been working with so you can play it by memory. The "Speed Up" feature gradually speeds up the song so you can hone your technique and challenge yourself to go faster.

Use the Tunefox backing tracks to practice the solo you’re working on or improvising over the chord changes for Worried Man Blues. The backing tracks are recorded samples of real instruments to help simulate practicing with an actual band. You can adjust the volume of the instrument, band, and metronome to your liking.

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Worried Man Blues lyrics

It takes a worried man to sing worried song
It takes a worried man to sing worried song
It takes a worried man to sing worried song
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long

I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep
I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep
I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep
When I woke up, had shackles on my feet

Twenty nine links of chain around my leg
Twenty nine links of chain around my leg
Twenty nine links of chain around my leg
And on each link, an initial of my name

I asked that judge, tell me, what's gonna be my fine
I asked that judge, tell me, what's gonna be my fine
I asked that judge, tell me, what's gonna be my fine
Twenty one years on the Rocky Mountain line

The train arrived, sixteen coaches long
The train arrived, sixteen coaches long
The train arrived, sixteen coaches long
The girl I love, she's on that train and gone

I looked down the track, as far as I could see
I looked down the track, as far as I could see
I looked down the track, as far as I could see
A little bitty hand, was waving after me

If anyone should ask you, who made up this song
If anyone should ask you, who made up this song
If anyone should ask you, who made up this song
Tell 'em it was me, and I sing it all day long