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    Default Cruel Willie

    Can anyone help with the tuning used for the guitar and the chords for this tune?
    This version of "Cruel Willie" has some beautiful mandolin work and mando tab would be appreciated but can work from the guitar chords.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPrB2...eature=related
    Much better recording but the mandolin not so prominent in this version by same group:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZmKE...eature=related
    Anne

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    Default Re: Cruel Willie

    Quote Originally Posted by AnneMC View Post
    Can anyone help with the tuning used for the guitar and the chords for this tune?
    This version of "Cruel Willie" has some beautiful mandolin work and mando tab would be appreciated but can work from the guitar chords.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPrB2...eature=related
    Much better recording but the mandolin not so prominent in this version by same group:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZmKE...eature=related
    Anne
    Anne --- hello -- this is a really old post! I wonder if you are still on the MandolinCafe site these days? I come around now and then. I've played Cruel Willie, tune only, on the mandolin for quite some time now. A fiddlin' friend wants to learn it. Thanks for these great links. I'm going to ask my mandolin teacher this week what those cool chords are. Kenny and Amanda's band plays it in the Key of F. It looks like maybe the guitar players have capoed up. I can't tell if the mandolin player is using a capo or not. I play it in D. For Part A, I hear straight D G and A, though in slightly surprising places. I think there's a Bm near or at the beginning of Part B. Whatever the other Part B chords are after that, I'm not so sure.
    Last edited by stringalong; Jul-17-2016 at 8:35pm. Reason: add info

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