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.