Up, up, and uhh...wayyyy up the neck! This arrangement of Crawdad song is played mostly out of 10th position. All that means is that your first finger will usually hang around the 10th fret. Check out the suggested fingerings in the tab if you need some guidance. After you learn the tune, be sure to check out those licks.Learn
More about Crawdad Song
This is a classic tune that's sometimes played at jams
Here you will find 2 different ways to play Crawdad Song on mandolin. The beginner Crawdad Song tab will show you how to play the basic melody line. Once you feel comfortable playing that then move on to learning the intermediate arrangement, which will teach you how to incorporate more 16th notes. Finally, the advanced Crawdad Song tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the melody.
Tunefox features several amazing learning tools to aid you in practicing Crawdad Song tabs. For example, the tempo control slider will let you set an ideal tempo for practice and you can also click on measures to isolate specific sections of the song. The Speed Up tool will gradually increase the tempo each time the song or selected measures loop and the Memory Train feature will steadily hide notes in the song each time it loops.
If you ever wondered how to play Crawdad Song on mandolin more creatively, try changing out the licks! Most of the measures can be changed into a different style, so you can gain an understanding of how other musicians may approach this tune. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to create a unique arrangement of the entire tab.
Need to work on jamming? Use the Tunefox backing tracks, which are included with each arrangement of Crawdad Song. You can mix the volume of mandolin, full band, and metronome to whatever level you’d like.
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Crawdad Song lyrics
You get a line and I'll get a pole, Honey You get a line and I'll get a pole, Babe You get a line and I'll get a pole We'll go fishin' in the crawdad hole Honey, Baby mine Sittin' on the bank 'til my feet get cold, Honey Sittin' on the bank 'til my feet get cold, Babe Sittin' on the bank 'til my feet get cold Lookin' down that crawdad hole Honey, Baby mine Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back, Honey Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back, Babe Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back Packin' all the crawdads he can pack Honey, Baby mine The man fell down and he broke that sack, Honey The man fell down and he broke that sack, Babe The man fell down and he broke that sack See those crawdads backing back Honey, Baby mine I heard the duck say to the drake, Honey I heard the duck say to the drake, Babe I heard the duck say to the drake There ain't no crawdads in this lake Honey, Baby mine