Beyond the Waterfall


Inside this volume are 40 challenging, unusual, interesting and dare I say- extraordinary tunes. As it includes standard notation, clawhammer banjo tablature, suggested chords and fiddle bow markings, this book is truly suitable for anyone.

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40 more tunes! NOT the usual suspects!

Now in stock. This one is not to be missed. Audio download included at no charge if you order from me!

Tunes, songs, recorded references and some of the stories behind the tunes!

You’ve played over the waterfall, marched along to soldier’s joy and perhaps even found your fortune while trotting along on that old spotted pony. Now, it’s time to take your next steps Beyond the waterfall to the land of lesser played tunes.

Inside this volume is a collection of 40 challenging, unusual, interesting and, dare I say, extraordinary tunes written out both in standard notation and clawhammer banjo tablature along with suggested chords and fiddle bowing making this book is suitable for anyone wanting to learn these melodies.

There are even a number of old-time songs including all of their lyrics so you can start to sing again in the old-time way.

In addition, most of the tunes include a selection of historic notes and recorded references for you to look up so you can hear how it went “way back when.” I hope many of you will take the time to do that. It may jump start your stalled old-time music collection or as some folks say, “start you a new one”.

Mel Bay opted to not include a recording with the book however I have made one available on CD Baby. Go to to download it for only $7. Only fiddle tracks since you just need to hear the tune.

HOWEVER please note: If you order directly from me I will include a CDR of the sound files at no additional charge!

Table of Contents

  1. Ask That Pretty Girl to Be My Wife
  2. Been All Around This World
  3. Been to the East, Been to the West
  4. Blackjack Grove
  5. Blue–Eyed Susan
  6. Chattanooga
  7. Chinquapin Hunting
  8. Dusty Miller
  9. Elkins
  10. Flying Clouds
  11. Flying Indian
  12. Free Little Bird
  13. Froggy Went A’ Courting
  14. Get Off Your Money
  15. Gilsaw
  16. Glory Medley
  17. Goodbye My Little Darling
  18. Greasy Coat
  19. Happy Hollow
  20. High Yellow
  21. Indian Corn
  22. John Hardy
  23. Johnny Walk Along With Your Paper Collar On
  24. Leaving Home (aka Frankie and Johnny)
  25. McMichen’s Reel (aka Hog Trough Reel)
  26. Milwaukee Blues
  27. Old Bell Cow
  28. Old Melinda
  29. Rattletrap
  30. Red Bird
  31. Red Fox Waltz
  32. Reuben’s Train
  33. Rocky Mountain Goat
  34. Sadie
  35. Sail Away Ladies
  36. Shady Grove (in A major)
  37. (John) Sharp’s Hornpipe
  38. Tippin’ Back the Corn
  39. Trot Along My Honey
  40. Woodchopper’s Reel