Guitar Tabs From

Members of FLATPICK-L

Here are 65 tunes that were posted to the FLATPICK-L mail list. The tunes include Bluegrass, old time, swing, and classical. I haven't edited the tabs; they appear just as they were posted, so there is some variety in format. I've included an explanation of how tablature works, for those who are not familiar with it. If you like these tabs, you might want to join the list. There is plenty of information on Rob Bradley's FLATPICK-L page.

Click a song to see the tablature. The tablature is in ASCII format, so you can copy it, paste it to a word processor, and print it. Be sure to use a monospaced font, such as Monaco or Courier, at about 9 or 10 points.

Acorn Hill Breakdown

Amazing Grace (harmonics)

Ashokan Farewell - 1

Ashokan Farewell - 2

Banks of the Ohio

Beaumont Rag

Bill Cheatham

Black and White Rag

Blackberry Rag

Blue Eagle

Bonaparte's Retreat

Booth Shot Lincoln

Cattle in the Cane

Cold Frosty Morning

Columbus Stockade Blues



Dark Eyes

Devil's Dream


Drowsy Maggie

Eighth of January - 1

Eighth of January - 2

First of May

Flop-Eared Mule

Florida Blues


Going Down the Valley

Good for the Tongue Hornpipe

Growling Old Man and the Grumbling Old Woman

Irish Washerwoman/Monaghan's Jig

Itzbin Reel

Jerusalem Ridge - 1

Jerusalem Ridge - 2

Jerusalem Ridge - 3

Kitchen Girl - 1

Kitchen Girl - 2

Little Rock Getaway

Lonesome Fiddle Blues

Lonesome Indian

Margaret's Waltz

Midnight on the Water - 1

Midnight on the Water - 2

Old Joe

President Garfield's Hornpipe

Red Apple Rag


Rights of Man

Road to Columbus

Rodney's Glory

Santa Anna's Retreat


Sick Tune

Simple Gifts

Sugarfoot Rag

Swallowtail Jig


Tennessee Waltz

Texas Gales - 1

Texas Gales - 2

Tico Tico

Under the Double Eagle

Valse sentimentale Nr. 6


Wheel Hoss

Year of Jubilo

(These files show the composers, where known. If you notice a tune where the composer is not given credit, please let me know.)

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I now publish a small database program, iDataTM 2. It turns out to be ideal for storing guitar tablature in ASCII format as it often appears on the FLATPICK-L mailing list. It's easy to find any bit of text in iData 2, and it's user-configurable.

Here's a sample using the Mac OS X version. (An older, simpler version is also available for Windows, as well as for Mac OS 8.6 and 9.x.)

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