Song Guides p.1

Folk Music, Roots Music, Country, Blues, Jazz, Americana

Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Wildwood Flower

The Carter Family 1935
Ada R. Habershon 1907
See versions by The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, instrumental version by Merle Travis and instrumental version by Chet Atkins.

Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten

Jimmie Rodgers

Blue Yodel 7, California Blues, T.B. Blues, Any Old Time, My Rough and Rowdy Ways, Waiting For A Train

(G) and (G7) represent rotating bass notes from C and G

Hank Williams

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Cold Cold Heart

Recorded and Released in 1949
Released 1953

Johnny Cash

Tennessee Flat Top Box, Daddy Sang Bass, I’m a Worried Man

See versions by Rosanne Cash, Cactus Country Band
Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash
See Willie Nelson version ft. Toots Hubbard

Willie Nelson

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Bloody Mary Morning

4/4 Timing

Whiskey River

City of New Orleans

“City Of New Orleans” was composed by the Chicago singer-songwriter Steve Goodman in 1970.

All of Me

See versions by Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson

Hard Times

Written by Stephen Foster. See recorded version by Bob Dylan.

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

See versions by Bessie Smith, Eric Clapton, Jason Isbell w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Folk Music of The British Isles

Scarborough Fair, Greensleeves, Wild Mountain Thyme

The House of the Rising Sun, The Cowboy’s Lament

Cowboy’s Lament or St. James Hospital

Good Old Mountain Dew

1928 (Bascom Lamar Lunsford) and 1935 (Scotty Wiseman) See versions by Willie Nelson and Doc Watson

Spanish Language Songs

Llego Borracho el Borracho, Jalisco No Te Rajes (Los Tres Caballeros), Guantanamera, La Bamba, La LLorona.

Written by José Alfredo Jimenez, See versions by Los 2 de Rancho, El Piporro

1980’s Blues Rock

The Garden of Eden, Tender Years, Boardwalk Angel (John Cafferty)

From the motion picture Eddie and The Cruisers II