My family is from the Ozarks/Appalachians, so here's a very old tune of unrequited love from there... it's haunted me since I heard it almost 20 years ago on Martin Simpson's moving acoustic guitar album "When I Was on Horseback." His is better, but this was improvised from the traditional melody on 3-string (GDg). I'll tab it out and post soon.

P.S. My camera died during recording, so here's a pic I took from the lonesome valley I live in. -BenBob

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Comment by BenBob on April 29, 2012 at 3:01am

Thanks Alan,

Heh, I watched this sad tune again and remembered that I took this photo on "Happy Canyon Road" lol.

Comment by Alan Roberts on May 22, 2011 at 10:40pm

Ben Bob, with all due respect I must disagree with you.

They just played Simpson's "Pretty Saro; Long Steel Rail" on the radio and I liked yours MUCH better. Though I did say to Becky while we were listening "I think I know that piece..."

Comment by BenBob on May 16, 2011 at 1:21am
Hi Alan, here's the tab for this one:
Pretty Saro
Comment by Alan Roberts on May 13, 2011 at 1:11am
Hey BenBob! Just putting the final touches on a 3-string slide guitar (photos soon). Have you tabbed this out yet? I would most surely like to play this on my CBG.
Comment by dogfinger steve on February 7, 2011 at 2:38pm
thats great, nice one:0)
Comment by Rat Art on January 23, 2011 at 7:05am
Lovely, Great stuff to learn on a sunday mornin...............or any morning!
Comment by BenBob on December 27, 2010 at 2:38am
Thanks man! I saw him more years ago than I wish to admit, but it was early 90s. We were disappointed because we expected Irish/Brit folk fingerstyle stuff and he came in playing bottleneck and singing blues. Good to see he's still doing both!
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Comment by 3 String Blues on December 25, 2010 at 6:49pm

For those who love BenBobs song..heres something to study sounds great with headphone!

Comment by Dianne Woods on December 25, 2010 at 6:02am
Thanks Ben, for the tabs.

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