Waylon Tab

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  1. threadbare

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    I'm a HUGE Waylon fan, and I sure do miss him. Does anyone here have any of his songs tabbed out. I can't find any Waylon Solos tabbed out anywhere. I would love to have a tab for I've Always Been Crazy, that's my favorite. Any other Waylon tab would be appreaciated to.
     
  2. Ward

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    Workin on it!!!

    I've Always Been Crazy's tough!!!Its like he overdubbed each little section. I've got a little of the first part and should have the whole thing by friday. Ward

    In the meantime here's Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line intro

    http://www.countryguitaronline.com/onlydaddy.txt
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks Ward, There's alot of stuff going on in that song. I know it's very time consuming to tab it out. I really Apprecaite it!
     
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    Re: Thanks

    The biggest tip I can give you for playing Waylon's stuff is to use open strings as you play fretted notes. He did that all the time. He rarely played one note at a time, and that there is the secret to his style and his sound. If you can get that style down, Waylon's stuff gets easier... although some of it is still very complex, really, and "I've Always Been Crazy" is like the creme de la creme of Waylon guitar songs.

    Is there any particular part of "IABC" that you're after? I've never sat down and figured it out note-for-note, but I'm sure I could (I am definitely a student of Waylon's style ;-))
     
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    It would help a lot if you could come up with some kind of solo, so I could use to play this song live. He also does some little licks around the chords he plays. Anything would help. Thanks for the tips about his style of playing. Do you know any good examples that would help me learn this, maybe in some of his simpler songs. I love all of Waylon's stuff some of my favorites include Lonsome,On'ry & Mean, Waymore's blues, A long time ago and of course that Dukes of Hazard song (it always gets requested). Maybe these are a little easier.
     
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    Come back in a day or two and I should have a lil' solo posted. I'm clumsy with tab so, yeah... be warned ;-)

    I generally play my own solo based around Waylon's style (ehh... everything I play is based around his style.. LOL!), so I'll post something along the lines of what I usually play.

    BTW, if you have "Never Say Die: Live," try Travis Tritt's solo on the song -- it's probably the easiest solo from any version of that song.


    The Dukes song isn't the best example of Waylon's style because it's in F, so open strings aren't easy to use. The live versions of "Waymore's Blues" and "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean" are easy-ish and are great introductions to his style. "A Long Time Ago" is another good one, and the solo is fairly easy -- having said that, though, it has been a pretty long time since I've played it, so don't hold me to that ;-)
     
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    Thanks for the help. I like the live versons. I've got the dvd with that old concert on it from'77. If you don't have this concert you should find a copy. It has some great pickin' on it.
     
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    Drop D

    Great to read something about Wayon's style ... he made some of my favorite music. I'm very keen to see the Lost Outlaw shows.

    I've been curious about how he used his Scruggs tuner.

    Can anyone name tracks?
     
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    A lot of times Waylon would be in drop D playing in the Key of D. When the song change Keys to E he would Turn the Scruggs Tuner to get back into to Standard tunning in the middle of the song.
     
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    Hey, anybody out there have a tab for the solos in Waymores Blues? He does a live version I think with John Anderson, thats my favorite version, thanks
     
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    I'll throw in for 'Lonesome On'ry and Mean'.
     
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    The one that sticks out in my mind is on I believe the second Austin City Limits Me and Bobby Mcgee He starts in key of C and at the end of the break after the first verse you here him hit his low E string while holding a C Chord and turns the tuner to D and plays in D till the end of the song.
     
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    It was fun to see a thread I started years ago popped back up. Since my original post I found a dvd on ebay that taught the song I asked about. Can't play it spot on, but can fake it pretty good!
     
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    what video was it? Im still interest in a tab fro WB.
     
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    I saw a pretty cool how to video for only daddy that'll walk the line the other day on YouTube. I'm trying to work out a lot of Waylon stuff too, by ear I've got a rough solo for Amanda but it ain't perfect.
     
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    hey threadbare, I'll work on one for ya if you point me to a YouTube video
     
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    ok, quick-n-dirty, this will get you nearly all of what he plays on the live record from 1976. I'm not going to tab out every note, and I try to show what he typically does with chords, fills, and alternate notes ()

    LONESOME ORN'RY AND MEAN
    tuning: DADGBE
    intro:
    ---------3-----3--3-----------3--------3--0------------
    0--1----------------1-------------1--------------------
    ----------------------------------------------0--------
    -------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------

    intro:
    -------------------------------------------------------
    -------------3--------3p--0----------------------------
    ---3s--4---------------------4-------------------------
    ---------------------------------------3--2--0---------
    --------------------------------------------------2----
    -------------------------------------------------------


    D:
    ----2-(or 0)----------------------------------------
    ----3-----------------------------------------------
    0h-2-----------------------------------------------
    ----0----------------3p2---0-------0-------------
    ----0---------------------------2-----------------
    ----0-----------------------------------------------

    C:
    --------------0---------------------------------------
    --------------1---(3)---------------------------------
    --------------0---------------------------------------
    --------------0---------------------------------------
    ----------2h-3---------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------


    G/B:
    --------(1)--3----------------------------------------
    -------------3----------------------------------------
    -------------0----------------------------------------
    -------------0----------------------------------------
    -------------2----------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------


    G
    ---------------------(1)----3-------------------------
    ----------------------------3-------------------------
    ----------------------------0-------------------------
    ----------------------------0-------------------------
    ----------------------------5-------------------------
    ----------------------------5-------------------------


    G7 syncopated lick:
    --------1---1---------1--------1---1---------1------etc
    ----------------3----------------------3--------------
    ---0--------------0------------------------0----------
    ------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------

    D7 syncopated lick (bluesy):
    ------------------------------------------------------
    ---------3----3---------------------------------------
    ---------2----2---------------------------------------
    --0------3----2p0-----0-------etc---------------------
    -------------------3----------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------


    G7 syncopated lick:
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------3--3p-0-----3-----3--3p-0----3----3-etc
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    ----------5-----------5------5-----5----5-----5-------------
     
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    Not entirely tab, but I've got a couple of Ken Carlson's dvd lessons featuring some Waylon... "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way", and "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line". I'm working on the first one, and it's a blast! Worth checking into, for sure. Ken does a great job, as always, imho.
     
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    Thanks ndcaster! I had forgotten about this thread. At work now, but will run through this when I get home. Thanks again. Sorry it took me so long to reply.
     
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