Old Spinning Wheel for 5-string banjo

Old Spinning Wheel Banjo TAB

Banjo TAB of “The Old Spinning Wheel” FIRST break only.  This is by far the most popular TAB on my site.  I believe it was the first song I ever uploaded to YouTube and it remains one of my favorite songs to play

This version is in the key of C and in parts I try to imitate a “spinning” effect.  It only uses three banjo chords; C, F, and G.

The recording is located here:

This combines some single-string licks along with some ideas I got from Allen Shelton.

Sorry, I don’t have a TAB for the higher/up the neck part.

Spinning Wheel Song History

The first recording was done by Ray Noble in the early 1930’s.  It was written by Billy Hill.

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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.