Mandolin

Sitting on Top of the World mandolin tabs & chords

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  • This song was written in the 1930s by blues musicians Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon but has since become a part of the traditional and standard bluegrass repertoire. You'll hear it at jam sessions all over the world.

    • Key A
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Beginner
  • Here's a great version of Sitting on Top of the World that works well with fast tempos. It doesn't feature a ton of chops but the end result is a nice, tasty arrangement, a la Bill Monroe.

    • Key A
    • 90 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Intermediate
  • This solo of Sitting on Top of the World features a whole lot of scalar melodies, which will help you sound like a legit bluegrass mando pro at your next jam session. To top it all off, there's even a nice bluesy lick over that first D chord in measure 4.

    • Key A
    • 110 bpm
    • Tuning GDAE
    Play Advanced