Golden Slippers

Golden Slippers Banjo TAB

This banjo tab for Golden Slippers is a good Single-string workout for beginners in the first section; the B section uses mostly common bluegrass banjo rolls.  I’m a fan of mixing styles.

Golden Slippers is a common bluegrass and fiddle tune favorite you’ll hear at a lot of jams.

NOTE-Some people play this in the key of A, so you’ll want to bust out your capo and practice it in A as well.

Check out the other Fiddle Tunes I have on this site ( My other Banjo TABS ) , there are lots.

Some history behind Golden Slippers

It was written in 1879 by an African American named James A. Bland.

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Unfortunately, like many tunes from this post Civil-War era, it’s popularity has a checkered past.  It was performed in Minstrel shows, often by blackface performers. The tune was late made famous by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.



Jody Written by:

Professional Musician of 27 years. I've played Banjo and Acoustic Guitar on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Ryman Auditorium. I've also played in six different countries.