Red River Valley Banjo TAB
Red River Valley is an old folk tune that dates as far back as the mid 1800’s. It was sung in many cowboy westerns; however, it lends itself to the 5-string banjo quite well. Famous versions include those by Woody Guthrie, Gene Autry, and Bing Crosby.
This banjo TAB for Red River Valley is a slower chordal arrangement with just a few rolls here and there. I added some nice chord substitutions to give it a bit more “flavor.”
While slow, this isn’t a beginner TAB; it’s more intermediate. You’ll need to know your basic G/C/D7chord in various forms up and down the neck. There is also a more advanced Csus4 chord thrown in that is a bit of a stretch.
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Red River Valley Song Recording
Song Lyrics to Red River Valley
Here is the first verse:
“From this valley you say you are going
I will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our pathway the while.”