“East Virginia Blues” was made popular in the bluegrass world by the Stanley Brothers. This bluegrass banjo version is in the key of G. I arranged it with the advancing beginner in mind.
East Virginia Blues Bluegrass Banjo TAB
You’ll need to know your hammer-on’s, pull-offs, and slides as there is quite a bit of ornamentation in this banjo TAB. Here is the play-through of the banjo arrangement you are getting:
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East Virginia Blues Chords
G G G G
C C G G
C C G G
G D G G
East Virginia Blues Lyrics
Like most folks tunes, the lyrics can change depending on the version you are listening to. Here are some common bluegrass lyrics. I’ve heard it done with even more verses.
And I have no wings to fly
I’ll just get some blue-eyed boatman
For to row me o’er the tide
North Carolina ain’t my home
I’ll go back to East Virginia
Leave old North Carolina alone
I don’t want your watch and chain
All I want is you my darling
Say you’ll take me back again