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    Hi folks,
    I would like to hear a version of Arkansas Traveller with sung lyrics. Not the "Hey Farmer" version, but the "Once Upon a Time in Arkansas" version. I have spent more time than I like to admit looking for this online. I know how to play the basic song (thanks to Mandolessons) but want to be able to sing it. I can't figure out which, if any, of the lyrics go along with the B part. My brother and I went on a cross country road trip last year that included crossing the entire state of Arkansas, so I want to learn to sing the song for my brother as part of a commemoration of the trip.
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    Here is a clear to understand recording. Unlike the fiddle where each part is played twice (AA-BB) the singer is only playing each part once. So the first lyrics are the A part and the second lyrics are the B part and so on. You can see the different chord changes for each part as she is playing and singing the song.

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    That's awesome, Charley! Just what I was looking for!
    Thanks a million

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    I'll add my thanks, Charley. I like that song, but then again I am an Arkansan . Sometimes I think I could be the old man!

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    I found this, a few options...
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_...raveler_(song)

    Also - nothing to do with your original request - Ricky Scaggs did a tune called Sis Draper to the tune of Ark Trav...written by Guy Clark and Shawn Kemp I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigskygirl View Post
    nothing to do with your original request
    True... but I enjoyed listening to it.

    Thanks!

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    David Grisman and Jerry Garcia did a great version of this on the CD ' Not For KIds Only '

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    I don't think this is what you are looking for but this cartoon from my childhood uses the same song.

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    Default Re: Arkansas Traveller with Lyrics

    I don't think this is what you are looking for but this cartoon from my childhood uses the same song
    Ha ha, I remember that cartoon. Also that song. Those were the first lyrics I thought of when I started thinking about lyrics.

    David Grisman and Jerry Garcia did a great version of this on the CD ' Not For KIds Only '
    I have that CD somewhere, will have to dig it out. I think that is the "Hey Farmer" version, is it not? I won't attest to that with my "know it all voice" (as my son calls it) though.

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