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Discuss the Banjo lesson: Man of Constant Sorrow

Lots of people have a banjo solo for this tune…but do they have a GOOD one?! I wrestled with this break for quite a while and I really like the finished product. It’s not too hard to learn, but it’s tasty enough to hold its own on any stage or jam there is. Get to pickin’!

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Is there a tab with lyrics on it for this song? I like to sing along when I can. Thanks.

Hi Karl

It’s a lot of work to tab out a tune and add lyrics. I can’t say I have ever seen Ben include words.

You might find a tab with lyrics at Tom Arri 's website
Tom often includes lyrics with his tabs.

Won’t be the same as @BanjoBen 's arrangement

He included lyrics on will the circle and life’s railway at least

Sorry, I don’t have the words on this one :wink: I do have words for some of them, however.

International Lyric Playground is a great internet site for many song lyrics. This particular song is titled “I am a man of constant sorrow” on that site. Also I really like Ben’s tab and arrangement for this tune, especially measures 7 and 8.


Love this arrangement. Bluesy with drive!