Shady Grove 3 finger Banjo TAB
Here is a new beginner banjo arrangement to “Shady Grove” in the key of D minor (5th string tuned to A)
These two variations aren’t too difficult. The TAB is available on my website via the tablature section located here:
If you want the TAB plus slow video walk through go to my Teachable site
Here is a Shady Grove chord chart FREE of charge-you can give this to your guitar or bass buddy to play along with you. As you can tell, these old folk song only has TWO CHORDS-D minor and C major. Be careful, on the 7th measure, there is a half measure of D minor and a half measure of C.
This tune is in a mode called D dorian. Modal tunes are often characterized by less chord changes and harmony.
Shady Grove Song Lyrics
“Shady grove, My little love
Shady grove I say
Shady grove, my little love
I’m bound to go away
Cheeks as red as blooming rose
And eyes are the prettiest brown
She’s the darlin of my heart
Sweetest girl in town.”