Songs People Play at Kamp

Please don't misinterpret this list to mean you should know all these songs before Kamp time.

  • Beginners at Kamp (depending on the instrument) know a few chords and maybe a tune or two up to 8-10 tunes
  • Intermediates know their basic chords and a few more and maybe 10-25 tunes
  • Advanced students know more than this but this is a list of some of the most common jamming tunes at Kamp.

We'll have a trained professional Kamp Staffer leading our morning Slow Jams (8:30-9:30 am), our mid-day Fiddle Tune Jam (12:30-1:30:PM) and the 4:15-5:00 PM medium jam and the evening Beginner's Jams (10:30-11:30 PM).

Click below for lists of songs possibly used. Print them out and bring them to Kamp for suggested songs.:

Fiddle Tune List
Vocal Tune List
1-4-5 Progression List

This list is from Steve's 4 Hour Bluegrass Work-Out written for Guitar, Mandolin and Fiddle in one set.
Four CDs plus chords, music, and tab for guitar and mandolin
Also available - Steve's 4 Hour Banjo Work-Out with the same great songs written in Banjo Tab
Both the Banjo Work-Out and the Bluegrass Work-Out can be found at www.flatpik.com

What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! On these four CDs, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly three times and then up-to-speed three times. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your soloing together. The solos lead part is on the other channel, so you can practice your back-up parts and learn the tune.

  • Each Measure represents 4 Beats.
  • Bass hits on the 1 and 3 beats
  • Mandolin and Fiddle chop on the 2 and 4 beats
  • Guitar hits Bass-Strum-Bass-Strum

Alabama Jubilee

Key of C
A/A/A/A/D/D/D/D/G/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/
A/A/A/A/Dm/Dm/Dm/Dm/C/E/F/C/D/G/C/C

Arkansas Traveler

Key of D
D/D/A/A/D/D/DG/AD (REPEAT)
DG/DA/DG/DA/DG/DA/DG/AD (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/G/G/C/C/CF/GC (REPEAT)
CF/CG/CF/CG/CF/CG/CF/GC (REPEAT)

Beaumont Rag

Key of D
A/A/D/D/A/A/D/D/A/A/D/D/G/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
G/G/C/C/G/G/C/C/G/G/C/C/F/C/G/C/ (REPEAT)

Big Sandy River

Key of A
A/A/E/E/A/A/E/A (REPEAT)
A/D/E/A/A/D/E/A (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/D/D/G/G/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/C/D/G/G/C/D/G    (REPEAT)

Bill Cheatham

Key of A          
A/A/D/D/A/A/AD/EA/  (REPEAT)
AD/EA/AD/AE/AD/EA/AD/EA  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/C/C/G/G/GC/DG/ (REPEAT)
GC/DG/GC/GD/GC/DG/GC/DG   (REPEAT)

Billy In The Low Ground

Key of C
C/C/Am/Am/C/C/Am/GC   (REPEAT)
C/C/F/C/C/C/Am/GC (REPEAT)

Black Mountain Rag

Key of A    A/A/A/EA/A/A/A/EA/   (REPEAT)
A/A/A/EA/A/A/A/EA/   (REPEAT)
A/A/D/D/A/A/E/E/A/A/D/D/A/E/A/A

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/G/D/G/G/G/G/DG/  (REPEAT)
G/G/G/EG/G/G/G/EG/   (REPEAT)
G/G/C/C/G/G/D/D/G/G/C/C/G/D/G/G

Blackberry Blossom

Key of G
GD/CG/CG/AD/GD/CG/CG/DG/ (REPEAT)
Em/ Em/ Em/ B7/ Em/ Em/ CG/DG/ (REPEAT)

Blackberry Rag

Key of C
C/C/F/F/G/G/C/G/C/C/F/F/G/G/C/C
A/A/D/D/G/G/C/C/A/A/D/D/G/G/C/C

Cherokee Shuffle

Key of D
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/DA/D/D (REPEAT)
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/D/Bm/A/D/ (REPEAT)

Cricket On The Hearth

Key of D
D/G/D/A/D/G/DA/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/A/A/D/D/A/D  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/F/C/G/C/F/CG/C (REPEAT)
C/C/G/G/C/C/G/C (REPEAT)

Cripple Creek

Key of A

A/DA/A/EA/  (REPEAT)

A/A/A/EA/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position Key of A

G/CG/G/DG/   (REPEAT

G/G/G/DG (REPEAT)

Cuckoo's Nest

Key of D
D/A/C/G/D/DG/D/AD  (REPEAT)
D/D/C/C/D/DG/D/AD  (REPEAT)

Devil's Dream

Key of A
A/A/Bm/BmE/A/A/DA/EA/  (REPEAT)
A/A/Bm/BmE/A/A/DA/EA/  (REPEAT)  

Dixie Hoedown

Key of G
G/C/G/D/G/C/GD/G/  (REPEAT)
G/Bm/Am/G/D/D/D/G/  (REPEAT)

Down Yonder

Key of G
G/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/G/G/G/G/G/G/G/G/A/A/A/A/
D/D/D/D/G/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/G/G/G/G/A/D/G/G/

Drowsy Maggie

Key of Em
Em/EmD/Em/EmD/Em/EmD/Em/EmD/
DA/D/DA/G/DA/D/D/D/

Fire On The Mountain

Key of A
A/A/A/EA/A/A/A/EA (REPEAT)
D/AD/D/AD/D/AD/D/AD/A/EA/

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/G/DG/G/G/G/DG/ (REPEAT)
C/GC/C/GC/C/GC/C/GC/G/DG

Fisher's Hornpipe

Key of D
DG/DG/DG/EA/DG/DG/EA/D/ (REPEAT)
A/D/A/EA/G/D/EA/D

Flop-Eared Mule

Key of G
G/G/D/G/G/G/D/G/  (REPEAT)
D/D/A/D/D/D/A/D (REPEAT)

Flowers Of Edinburgh

Key of G
G/G/D/DEm/G/C/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/D/C/Em/G/C/D/G/ (REPEAT)

Forked Deer

Key of D
D/G/D/A/D/G/DG/AD/ (REPEAT)
A/A/A/D/A/A/DG/AD/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo on 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/F/C/G/C/F/CF/GC/  (REPEAT)
G/G/G/C/G/G/CF/GC/

Golden Slippers

Key of A

A/A/A/E/E/E/E/A/ (REPEAT)
A/A/D/D/E/E/A/A/A/A/D/D/E/E/E/A/

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position Key of A
G/G/G/D/D/D/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/G/C/C/D/D/G/G/G/G/C/C/D/D/D/G/

Hell Amongst The Yearlings

Key of D
D/D/D/A/D/G/A/A/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/A/A/D/G/A/D/  (REPEAT)

June Apple

Key of A
A/A/G/G/A/A/G/A/  (REPEAT)
A/A/G/D/A/A/G/A/ (REPEAT)

Katie Hill

Key of G
G/G/G/GEm/G/G/G/DG/ (REPEAT)
G/G/G/D/G/G/G/DG/   (REPEAT)

Kitchen Girl

Key of A
AG/A/A/E/ AG/A/A/EA/   (REPEAT)
Am/Am/Am/E/Am/Am/AmE/Am/  (REPEAT)

Liberty

Key of D
D/D/G/G/D/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/D/A/D/D/GA/D/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/F/F/C/C/FG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/C/C/G/C/C/FG/C/  (REPEAT)

Lost Indian

Key of D
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/DA/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/D/Bm/G/D/DA/D/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/C/Am/F/C/CG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/C/C/Am/F/C/CG/C/  (REPEAT)

Miller's Reel

Key of A
AD/EA/E/E/AD/EA/A/EA/  (REPEAT)
A/B/B/EB/A/D/E/A/  (REPEAT)

Mississippi Sawyer

Key of D
D/D/G/G/D/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)
D/D/A/A/D/D/A/D/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/F/F/C/C/G/C/ (REPEAT)
C/C/G/G/C/C/G/C/ (REPEAT)

Over The Waterfall

Key of D
DG/D/DA/D/DG/D/C/G/ (REPEAT)
DG/D/DA/D/DG/D/DA/D/  (REPEAT)

Ragtime Annie

Key of D
D/D/D/A/A/A/A/D/  (REPEAT)
D/D/D/G/A/A/A/D/D/D/D/G/G/D/A/D/

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/C/G/G/G/G/C/  (REPEAT)
C/C/C/F/G/G/G/C/C/C/C/F/F/C/G/C/

Red Wing

Key of C
C/C/F/C/G/C/D/G/C/C/F/C/G/C/DG/C/
F/F/C/C/G/G/C/C/F/F/C/C/G/G/C/C

Red-Haired Boy

Key of A
A/AD/A/G/A/AD/A/EA/  (REPEAT)G/D/A/G/A/AD/A/EA/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/GC/G/F/G/GC/G/DG/  (REPEAT)
F/C/G/F/G/GC/G/DG/    (REPEAT)

Rickett's Hornpipe

Key of D
D/A/DG/EA/D/A/DA/D/  (REPEAT)
D/Em/DG/EA/D/A/DA/D  (REPEAT)

Sail Away Ladies

Key of G
G/Em/C/G/G/Em/D/G/  (REPEAT)
G/Am/D/G/G/Am/D/G/  (REPEAT)

Salt Creek

Key of A
A/AD/G/GE/A/AD/E/EA  (REPEAT)
A/A/G/G/A/A/G/EA/ (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/GC/F/FD/G/GC/D/DG  (REPEAT)
G/G/F/F/G/G/F/DG/  (REPEAT)

Soldier's Joy

Key of D
D/D/D/A/D/D/DA/D/  (REPEAT)
D/G/D/A/D/G/DA/D (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/C/G/C/C/CG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/F/C/G/C/F/CG/C   (REPEAT)

St. Anne's Reel

Key of D
D/D/G/D/D/D/GA/D/  (REPEAT)
D/G/A/D/D/G/A/D/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/F/C/C/C/FG/C/  (REPEAT)
C/F/G/C/C/F/G/C/  (REPEAT)

Staten Island Hornpipe

Key of D
D/D/GD/A/D/D/GA/D/  (REPEAT)
DG/DA/C/C/DG/DA/DG/AD/  (REPEAT)

Stony Creek

Key of A
AG/A/AG/E/AG/A/A/EA/  (REPEAT)
F/Dm/F/Dm/F/C/F/F/Dm/F/Dm/F/C/F/E/

Stony Point

Key of G
G/G/G/AD/G/G/CG/DG/  (REPEAT)
Em/Em/Em/DG/Em/Em/CG/DG/  (REPEAT)

Temperance Reel

Key of G
G/G/Em/Em/G/G/Em/DG/  (REPEAT)
Em/Em/D/D/Em/Em/Em/DG/ (REPEAT)

Texas Gales

Key of C
CG/C/CG/C/CG/C/CG/C/ (REPEAT)
C/C/Am/C/C/F/G/C/  (REPEAT)
C/F/G/C/C/F/G/C/  (REPEAT)

The Eighth Of January

Key of D
D/G/A/D/D/G/A/D/
D/D/D/AD/D/D/D/AD/

The Girl I Left Behind Me

Key of G
G/C/G/D/G/C/D/G/ (REPEAT)
G/G/G/D/G/C/D/G/

The Gold Rush

Key of A
A/A/A/A/A/A/AE/A/  (REPEAT)
A/DA/A/A/A/DA/AE/A/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, G position, Key of A
G/G/G/G/G/G/GD/G/ (REPEAT)
G/CG/G/G/G/CG/GD/G (REPEAT)

Turkey In The Straw

Key of G
G/G/G/D/G/G/G/DG/  (REPEAT)
G/G/C/C/G/GD/G/DG/  (REPEAT)

Whiskey Before Breakfast

Key of D
D/D/GD/A/D/D/GD/AD/  (REPEAT)
D/D/Em/A/DA/GD/GD/AD/  (REPEAT)

Played with Capo 2nd Fret, C position, Key of D
C/C/FC/G/C/C/FC/GC/  (REPEAT)
C/C/Dm/G/CG/FC/FC/GC/  (REPEAT)