Bluegrass Jam Songs

Bluegrass songs often have varying lyrics from version to version. Included here are an approximation of lyrics that will get you through most jams. Don't get too concerned if the verses come up in a different order or if some lyrics are different. It all follows the same structure - and that's what's most important in a jam.

Speaking of structure, bluegrass songs typically follow a verse/chorus pattern. In the following tunes, the chorus is indented and only written out once - to save space. It should be repeated and inserted where appropriate. Additionally, instrumental breaks usually follow the structure of the verse. 

The following tunes have been transcribed in a "transposed" version for instruments using a capo, a "concert pitch" version for instruments not using a capo, and a "nashville" version that uses chord numbers instead of letters. They have been formatted in a PDF file so that they're easy to download and view on one sheet. The video links should match the key provided for that tune so you can play along. Some older recordings might be slightly off from our electronic A=440 standard tuning. 

*Please send a message if any "dead" links turn up. Since the videos are sourced from YouTube, their owners may occasionally make changes that have impacts here.

**More songs are coming. Please send a message if you'd like a particular tune in this format.

'Til the End of the World Rolls 'Round

A Few Old Memories

A Hundred and Ten in the Shade

Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me

Are You Waiting Just for Me

Banks of the Ohio

Big Spike Hammer

Blue Night

Blue Railroad Train

Blue Ridge Cabin Home

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

Bootleg John

Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Cry, Cry Darlin'

Dark Hollow

Endless Highway

Going to the Races

Hard Hearted

Head Over Heels

Hello Mary Lou

High on a Mountain Top

Honey You Don't Know My Mind

How Mountain Girls Can Love

I Ain't Broke (But I'm Badly Bent)

I Haven't Got the Right to Love You

I Saw the Light

I Wonder if You Feel the Way I Do

I Wonder Where You Are Tonight

I'll Stay Around

I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome

I'm Gonna Sleep with One Eye Open

I'm On My Way Back to the Old Home

If I Lose

If I Should Wander Back Tonight

In the Gravel Yard

In the Pines

It's Might Dark to Travel

Jambalaya

Keep on the Sunny Side

Knockin' on Your Door

Let Me Be Your Friend

Little Cabin Home on the Hill

Long Gone

Long Journey Home
Lost Highway

Love, Please Come Home

Man of Constant Sorrow

Molly and Tenbrooks

Mountain Dew

My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains

My Little Georgia Rose

My Rose of Old Kentucky

My Walkin' Shoes

Nine Pound Hammer

Ninety-Nine Years

Old Train

Pig in a Pen

Raised by the Railroad Line

Rocky Road Blues

Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

Salty Dog Blues

Sitting on Top of the World

Some Old Day

Steel Rails

Sunny Side of the Mountain

The Train that Carried My Girl from Town

Think of What You've Done

Those Memories of You

Toy Heart

Uncle Pen

We Live In Two Different Worlds Dear

White Freight Liner Blues

Wild Bill Jones

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Will You Be Loving Another Man

Worried Man Blues

Your Love Is Like A Flower