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Banjo Tab PDF + TEF

You get 3 breaks with this tab. Two down-the-neck breaks - a Verse break and a Chorus break plus an up-the-neck break where the melody falls mainly on the first and second strings.

Tom Adams-style 3-finger playing. Key of G, G tuning gDGBD

Originally recorded by Grandpa Jones in 1947 for King Records - with the banjo played in the clawhammer style - the song is a natural for the 3-finger style and is a popular number at many bluegrass jams. The melody of this song is widely interpreted, often with the singer at a jam choosing to forego the high notes, but this banjo tab follows the melody as sung by Grandpa Jones in his many recordings and performances of "Mountain Dew".

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

To listen to the Grandpa Jones 1947 version of “Mountain Dew” 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 (48KB)
  • TEF (3KB)
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