Searching for a song- Arkansas Farm Boy

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
3 months ago
1,508 posts

Calvin, I assume this is the song you're referring to.  It was made famous by Glen Campbell, but Carl Jackson wrote it.

The bad news? The song is under copyright, so you won't find free tab anywhere.

The good news?  The song is definitely do-able on a dulcimer with a diatonic fretboard.

The version I link to above is played in the key of E.  My advice would be to tune your dulcimer to EBe.  You will still be in a 1-5-8 tuning, so all the chords and fingerings you know for DAd will still work.  Then you can play along with the song.  Once you have the basics of the song down, you can tune back to DAd and play it just the way you had been.

You can probably find chords and lyrics by searching the internet.  I just did a quick listen and the chords in the key of D are D, G, Bm, and A.  The structure of the song is simple, with a verse and a chorus.  The melody seems to have no accidentals, so you'll be able to get it on the dulcimer.

If we could meet down at the pub, I'm sure we could figure it out together. dulcimerbeer

Dusty T., Northern California
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Calvin Swiers
Calvin Swiers
3 months ago
1 posts

One of my favorite songs is Arkansas Farm Boy. I'm searching for the DAD tabs for this song. Anyone know where I may find it or is there anyone willing to create it for me? TIA Cal