Tab for Georgia Buck

Ken Longfield
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Dusty, blame it on spell check. When I typed in "Cotten," spell check immediately changed it to "Cotton."

Ken

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Dusty Turtle
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Strumelia: Mike Seeger most likely learned Georgia Buck from Elizabeth Cotten:


In the early 1940s, Cotten had moved to Washington, D.C., where (as a domestic) she began working for the legendary  Charles Seeger family  and caring for children Pete, Peggy, and Mike.


(also we should note that her name is spelled Cotten)


I'm obviously better with tab than with spelling. D'oh! faceplant




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Strumelia
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Mike Seeger most likely learned Georgia Buck from Elizabeth Cotten:

In the early 1940s, Cotten had moved to Washington, D.C., where (as a domestic) she began working for the legendary Charles Seeger family and caring for children Pete, Peggy, and Mike.

(also we should note that her name is spelled Cotten)




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Michael Willey
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The first time I heard Georgia Buck was Neal Walters' recording of it on his CD My Pathway Leads to Pennsylvania.  His version had more verses than Ms. Cotton's, and was more like Doc Watson's rendition, which I just found a few days ago.  Thanks again, Dusty!

Michael Willey
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Wow, Dusty!  Thanks so much for the link and the tab!  Really appreciate it!

Ken Longfield
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Thanks for the tab Dusty. And the link to Libba playing it. I'm trying to think of the first person I ever heard playing that song. It might have been Mike Seeger. I just can't remember.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Strumelia
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Dusty, how nice that you whipped that together so beautifully!




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Dusty Turtle
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Are you thinking of the trad banjo tune that goes

Georgia Buck is dead.

Last word he said:

"Don't want no shortnin' in my bread."

Here's Elizabeth Cotton playing it: https://youtu.be/IobSpMzmjQY?t=30

Is that the tune you want to learn?

There's not a whole lot to tab. It's only 8 measures long, and the last note is two whole notes tied together for measures 7 and 8.

In DAA it ranges from the 5th fret to the open string.  In DAd, with the melody moving from the melody to the middle string, it's even easier since you never have to go above the 2nd fret.

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Georgia Buck DAA.pdf  •  247KB

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Georgia Buck DAd.pdf  •  246KB




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updated by @dusty: 02/19/23 10:55:19PM
Michael Willey
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I have looked on the new Everything Dulcimer, my download of the tab from the old ED, and various and sundry other places, but I can't find tab for Georgia Buck.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Michael Willey