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First Whippoorwill, The

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First Whippoorwill, The

Banjo Tab PDF + TEF

Tab for All Keys

Tab for 3 breaks to the Bill Monroe bluegrass classic "The First Whippoorwill", including James Bowers' break on the original 1951 Monroe recording.

Play a break to this song in G without a capo. (both Verse and Chorus breaks are included)

This item also comes with a break played in the C-chord position. (both Verse and Chorus)

*Couple these two tabs with a Capo and you can play this song in all 8 Keys commonly used in Bluegrass Music. You can play it where the singer wants to sing it!

Style: Tom Adams-style 3-finger banjo playing
Full Verse and Chorus Breaks in the Key of G plus Breaks in C-chord position.
G Tuning, gDGBD

The TEF (TablEdit file) "plays" the tab on your device using the free TEF viewer available from TablEdit.

To listen to the Bill Monroe version of "The First Whippoorwill" click the arrow on the banjo image at top of page to reveal the song posted on YouTube.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (61KB)
  • TEF (5KB)
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