The song of the week is 'Cripple Creek' in the key of A.
Flatt and Scruggs, key of A (the instruments are tuned a little bit sharp):
Butch Robins with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys: key of A
Jason Homey & The Snake River Boys: key of A (starts at 8:31)
Jason Homey and the Snake River Boys, IBA Open Mic, 6_25_19 - YouTube
Jason Homey - key of A
Jason’s YouTube Links – Alphabetical Listing – Parisology (cyberplasm.com)
1 4/1 1 5/1
1 1 1 5/1
In the key of A: 1=A, 4=D, 5=E.
In the key of G: 1=G, 4=C, 5=D.
Each melody sheet in the attachments has two versions of Cripple Creek on it. The version at the top of the page is the melody as I would hum or sing it. With the exception of the banjo tab sheet, the version at the bottom of each page is a more elaborate interpretation of the melody of Cripple Creek, and makes for more interesting breaks on fiddle, mandolin and guitar. On the banjo tab sheet, the version of Cripple Creek at the bottom of the page is not a more elaborate version of the melody, but is rather a Scruggs-style break that is based upon the basic version of the melody.
In addition to the melody sheets, I have also included in the attachments a sheet of 8 Potato Intros for starting the tune, and a sheet of Double Ending for finishing the tune. It is important to remember that any pickup notes that you play for your intro break for Cripple Creek (that is, notes that occur before the first full measure of the A Part) must be included within the last measure of the four measures that the 8 potato intro consists of. It does not work to play 4 full measures of 8 potato intro and then the pickup notes. For instance, if you are using two 8th notes as pickups into the A Part for your intro break for Cripple Creek, you must substitute those two 8th notes in place of the last quarter of the measure of the 8 potato intro, so that your first full measure of the A Part starts exactly eight beats after the start of the 8 potato intro.
14 songs were played at last night's jam: 9 from the main list, and 5 from the additional songs list:
Before I Met You - D
Blue Ridge Cabin Home - D
Cripple Creek - A
Cryin' Holy - B
I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes - C
Mama Don't Allow - D
Mountain Dew - D
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - C
Wreck Of The Old '97 (played twice) - G & D
Bury Me Beneath The Willow - G
Foggy Mountain Top - G
Gathering Flowers From The Hillside - G
Long Journey Home - G
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - C
Cripple Creek - melody in A
Cripple Creek - mandolin tab
Cripple Creek - guitar tab
Cripple Creek - banjo tab
8 Potato Intro in A
Double Endings in A
Led by Janene Thomas