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Wreck of the Old 97 bass tabs

  • Tablatures


    Flatt & Scruggs

    This is the melody for Wreck of the Old 97, plain and simple. Click the “Shuffle Licks” button to see and hear multiple versions of this song.

  • Backup

    Flatt & Scruggs

    Learn the backup for this classic train tale. Once you feel comfortable with the basic arrangement for Wreck of the Old 97, switch out the licks to discover different ways to walk between chords.


More about Wreck of the Old 97

Choose from 2 different versions of Wreck of the Old 97 for bluegrass bass. The solo arrangement of this song will teach you a melody. Learn Wreck of the Old 97 backup bass tab if you want to focus on how to play with a band and don’t forget to change licks to discover more ideas for improvisation.

On Tunefox you’ll find many tools to help you learn this song. The "Memory train" will hide a few notes every time you go through the song and force you to learn with your ears rather than your eyes. Use the "Speed Up" tool to slowly increase speed on each pass. You can also select only problematic measures and focus on part of the song.

Tunefox offers real-sounding backing tracks so you can practice with a band. You can also easily adjust band, bass and metronome volume in the "Settings" menu.

Each bass arrangement of Wreck of the Old 97 features switchable licks. These small variations are designed to teach you different ways to play this song. To open the lick switcher, click on "Original Measure" that is displayed above specific measures and choose a different lick. Use the "Shuffle Licks" button to randomly switch all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement of the song.

Members can also export all of their bass Wreck of the Old 97 arrangements into PDF files.