Lonesome Fiddle Blues – One of my favorite tunes

During the last weeks I have learned the Lonsome Fiddle Blues, a tune composed by Vassar Clements. I like to play this tune very much, and we are going to play it with my bluegrass band too.

I have first heard the Lonesome Fiddle Blues in a youtube video where Sierra Hull – aged 10  –  played this together with Sam Bush in a Woodsongs Radio Show in 2002. The video had been removed from youtube, but it is available again now:

Sierra Hull & Sam Bush – Lonesome Fiddle Blues

An historical artifact in the (early) career of the finest bluegrass mandolinist working today… besides Sam Bush. This gem from 2002 shows the emerging talent of a very young Sierra Hull at age 10, performing for a weekly music radio show in Lexington, KY

The introduction of Sierra Hull at 2:39 and the Lonesome Fiddle Blues starts after 4:50

Sheet music for Lonesome Fiddle Blues

A very good resource for sheet music for guitar and mandolin and some usefull playalong Files:http://www.bluegrassbooksonline.com/february06lesson.htm

Another source for the sheet music – although the accidentals for the middle part are missing. The middle part should be in d major (2 #)  and a major (3 #)  (chord sequece G D E7 A7). If you add the accidentals you can use this version: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/bluegrass-songbook/006218.HTM

I have added many version in my following playlist, with a preference of versions including the mandolin:

Playlist Lonsome Fiddle Blues


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