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Bury Me Beneath The Willow
This sad song is very popular at bluegrass jam sessions. The heart-wrenching lyrics would bring a tear to a glass eye.
*Be ready to play this song in any key which suits the singer. Beware of people who say "x song is IN the key of x" as if it is some eternal truth. The singer should sing the song in the key where they feel they sing it best. Banish the goofy notion that bluegrass songs are supposed to be "high and lonesome" just because Bill Monroe sang that way. Maybe, for you, low and lonesome is better. Don't be a slave to "one key mentality" by learning how to transpose.
Download the PDF File: All 100 of the chord progressions from this site are available as a PDF file for printing on 8.5" x 11" pages. The download file includes 90 additional jam session favorites not shown on the website. Get information by clicking here.
Additional Learning Resources:
Bradley Laird's Mandolin Video Lesson: Beginning Mandolin 4 which teaches the chords and rhythm to Bury Me Beneath The Willow, Nine Pound Hammer and Salty Dog.
My friend and inspiration Buddy Ashmore and I doing a little version of Bury Me Beneath The Willow: