This tune is most commonly played in Bb. It was recorded that way by both Flatt & Scruggs and The Bluegrass Album Band. It's very likely the key you'd hear it in at a jam. The melody is simple and straightforward in this arrangement. If you want to add some flair, check out some of the licks. See what you like, then start picking!Learn
This time around, the melody is played up the neck. The arrangement is based off the position you play in when fretting a 4 finger Bluegrass chop chord. Learning to play out of movable chord shapes will help you play in so many keys. It's a movable shape that doesn't rely on open strings. So, as long as you know the chords and where to play them, you'll have a bagful of licks and tricks that will be ready to go when you get the nod at a jam. Make sure to check out those licks for some great Monroe, Bluegrass, and chord shape based riffs that you can take and apply any time you use those chord shapes!Learn
This is a transcription of Bobby Osborne's playing Bobby was a very progressive player. He played a lot like a fiddle player does. Here we get a look at the very cool way he used slides and get some very nice fiddle-like passages in the key of B. Suit up and let's pick!Learn
More about Blueridge Cabin Home
This is a classic Bluegrass tune. It was played by Flatt & Scruggs and revitalized by the Osborne Brothers and the Bluegrass Album Band.
Learn how to play Blueridge Cabin Home from a very basic level. With the beginner tab you’ll learn the melody of this song. Using this tab is a great way to set a solid foundation for your development on the mandolin. After you have completed the beginner version get cracking on the intermediate and advanced versions of Blueridge Cabin Home tabs. These arrangements still follow the melody line but a little more technique is required to get them down.
Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to take your playing up a notch or two. The tempo slider allows you to set the perfect tempo for your practice, depending on your goals. Work up to your ideal speed for the song using the Speed Up tool and once you’re ready to commit Blueridge Cabin Home tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.
Get creative with this arrangement of Blueridge Cabin Home by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of Blueridge Cabin Home. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.
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Blueridge Cabin Home lyrics
There's a well beaten path in the old mountainside Where I wandered when I was a lad And I wandered alone to the place I call home In those Blueridge hills far away CHORUS: Oh I love those hills of old Virginia From those Blueridge hills I did roam When I die won't you bury me on the mountain Far away near my Blueridge mountain home Now my thoughts wander back to that ramshackle shack In those blue ridge hills far away Where my mother and dad were laid there to rest They are sleeping in peace together there CHORUS I return to that old cabin home with the sigh I've been longing for days gone by When I die won't you bury me on that old mountain side Make my resting place upon the hills so high CHORUS