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Angeline the Baker mandolin tabs

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  • Tablatures

    Simple

    Traditional

    A simple and understated melody that is a joy to jam on. This beginner arrangement of Angeline the Baker is just as fun as the intermediate or advanced versions!

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  • High Octave - Melody

    Traditional

    This arrangement teaches you how to play Angeline the Baker in the key of D. You'll be reaching out with your pinky to grab the 5th fret 1st string note.

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  • Low Octave - Melody

    Traditional

    Another version of the melody for Angeline the Baker but this time in the lower register. Don't forget to switch out the licks in the song to see multiple variations on the melody.

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  • Up the Neck - Melody

    Traditional

    This arrangement shows you how to play in a closed position up the neck. Your index finger will be on the 5th fret, 1st string.

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More about Angeline the Baker

"Originally titled Angelina Baker, this Stephen Foster song was written and published in 1850 for the Christy Minstrels, who were a blackface group formed by Edwin Pearce Christy. It's since become a part of the old-time and bluegrass repertoire and is one of the most popular beginner songs to learn because of it's repetitive melody and simple form. The lyrics lament the loss of a salve woman who was sent away by her owner. John Lomax collected an instrumental version which was under the title "Angeline the Baker." This instrumental version helped popularize the tune in bluegrass circles.