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Crawdad Song mandolin tabs

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    Mandolin Crawdad Song tab

    Bluegrass - Low Octave

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      100 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    This is a tune that's fun and accessible for beginners, but also a great vehicle for advanced players to try some hot licks.

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  • Mandolin Crawdad Song tab

    Bluegrass - High Octave

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      C
    • Tempo
      110 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    This arrangement uses the treble strings to play the melody in the higher octave in first position for the key of C. There are some great licks that move up the neck as well

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  • Mandolin Crawdad Song tab

    Bluegrass - Low Octave

    Traditional

    • Difficulty
    • Key
      G
    • Tempo
      105 bpm
    • Tuning
      GDAE

    Crawdad song in G. We're playing in the the melody low and in first position. There's a lot of great licks to be played here!

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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 't...ack 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