Although two weeks have gone by since 'Little Cabin Home On The Hill' was the song of the week, I am including in the attachments the sheet music that Kathy wrote that shows the melody and tenor harmony for the chorus together for those of you who may still be working on learning the harmony part. Also, here is a live version of the song from the Osborne Brothers in which Bobby Osborne sings the same tenor part that Bill Monroe sang on the old classic recording of the song, and all but drowns out the other parts.
Osborne Brothers: key of B
In last week's song of the week email, I said about the records that Bill Monroe recorded in 1946 and 1947: "These are good records to learn bluegrass harmony from, for Bill's voice is easy to distinguish from Lester's and is usually at a high volume in the mix."
In trying to apply my suggestion to what was then the current song of the week ('Little Cabin Home On The Hill'), some questions arose about what notes Bill sang on the old record in the first line of the chorus, so, in addition to the melody sheets for the now current song of the week, I have included in the attachments a tenor harmony sheet for the previous song of the week, 'Little Cabin Home On The Hill'. I don't guarantee that what I have written corresponds with 100% accuracy to Bill's singing on any of the 3 choruses on the record, but hopefully you will find that it comes close enough to be of some help in your attempts to learn to sing Bill's harmony part on this song.
Jason's Intermediate Jam Blog 2017 - 2018
started as Beginner Jam in Jan 2015
Songs regularly called at Bluegrass Jams and links from Jason's "Song of the Week" emails. (from Renee)
in alphabetical order