"Cripple Creek" - A popular Old Timey & Bluegrass Tune with Lots of Verses.

The following song is in ABC music format and it should be cut-and-pasted into an ABC converter program like the "abcConverter" on Mandolintab.net. Once you submit your ABC file, the converter will produce a quick and dirty image of your musical score which is then displayed on screen. Above the music, in the center of the screen, you should be able to see these three links:

[MIDI music file]  [PDF Sheet Music]  [ABC source]

The first link will allow you to hear your music as played on a midi player, which is great for learning what a new song is supposed to (kind of) sound like. It's great if you are not sure of the timing of the music. The second link converts the ABC source into a .pdf image of your music which you can then save and/or print to yield prettier sheet music. Then, if you want to view the ABC source again, you can click on the third link. However, to edit your ABC source, you best click on your browser's back arrow to take you back to the original text box holding your ABC source.

Well, I like this song, and I hope you do as well. Enjoy:


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X:1
T:Cripple Creek
C:USA, Traditional
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
|: d2 d2 AA F2 | G2 B2 A4 |
w:Girls on Crip-ple Creek 'bout half grown,
w:7 7 4 4 2 3 5 4
w:~
F2 FF E2 DD | A,2 B,B, D2 z2 :|
w:Jump on a man like a dog on a bone.
w:2 2 2 1 0 0 2/0 2/1 2/1 0
w:~
w:Chorus:%
w:~
|: FF F2 EE D2 | FF FF A4 |
w:Go- in' up Crip- ple Creek, Go in' in a run,
w:2 2 2 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 4
w:~
FF F2 EE DB, | A,A, B,B, D z2 :|
w:Go- in' up Crip- ple Creek, to have a lit- tle fun.
w:2 2 2 1 1 0 2/1 2/0 2/0 2/1 2/1 0
w:~

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Note: These are tabs for a stick dulcimer with at least 2 strings.
For a version with all  notes playable on 1 string, you will need to
transpose upward by 3 notes.

More verses can be found by searching the Internet, but I leave
matching the lyrics with the notes as a learning project for you.

You'll find this version real simple to learn and play,

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Comment by Jim Morris on October 7, 2014 at 12:23pm

Thanks for posting Rand. I'm considering a small booklet to give away with my stick dulcimers and looking for some easy, fairly well known songs for it. Not sure what the 2/0 and 2/1 indicate in this type of tab though.

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