I Gotta Travel On cover by Ron on cigar box guitar

This is an old song I learned from my Dad many years ago and I've been able to remember most of the words. So here I am with my newly built 3 string cigar box guitar tuned A D A and I'm tryin' to play the melody and sing the song at the same time. That's really difficult for me. But then, I always did have trouble tryin' to chew gum and walk at the same time. Playin' standard guitar chords and singin' is much easier but I really like the idea of singin' those old timey country songs and playin' that cigar box guitar. Thank you guys again for helpin' me through my first build.

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Comment by Uncle John on November 1, 2010 at 2:52pm
Good old song on a pretty git. Man, you did it proud.
Comment by Rickshaw Ron on April 20, 2010 at 5:33pm
Thanks again guys, I love this site!
Comment by Christopher Call on April 13, 2010 at 12:54am
LOVE IT! Great jam!
Comment by mike hardwick on April 12, 2010 at 10:04pm
nice song and nice guitar......
Comment by Ice Bob on April 12, 2010 at 9:22pm
my ma used to sing that song to me great
Comment by Willardj on April 12, 2010 at 7:50pm
soundin good..very nice.
Comment by Rickshaw Ron on April 12, 2010 at 1:19pm
Thank you guys for your kind comments. Sylver, I'll have to measure it when I get home from work. I'm not sure what the measurement is but I can tell you it's too high because down near the body of the guitar I really got to put some pressure on the strings to get'em down to the fretboard. But I can't use a lower bridge because I'm already scrapin' the box when I'm strummin. I know the fix for it but that'll be on my next build. I should have put a fretboard on top of the neck then I could have adjust the bridge and nut for the strings to have a little height at the box.
Comment by Sylver on April 12, 2010 at 11:15am
So that will it be a car trip at most, cos nowadays you can't bring your guitar along you whether flying..
Anyway, lovely tune. If you did your guitar, could you tell me, pls what height is the nut. I'm no sure about that...
Comment by jim on April 12, 2010 at 1:28am
Love it!

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