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    Okay, I've been listening to the Sam Bush version of "8 More Miles to Louisville" (in G). I've slopped a little solo together, but I've reached a stand still and would like a few more embellishments. Does anyone have it tabbed out or their own version that they can send me? Any tips would be appreciated and put to good use!

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    There is a version of this tune on Co-Mando by Jimmy Gaudreau under the Tabedit files. It might help you out some.

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    Here you go. Sorry it took 9 years.
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    ^^^ At least you came through right? haha!

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    Hey David while you are at it i don't suppose you have the notation by chance?
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    What do you want, blood? Here it is then:

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    Silly Old Sausage. Thanks very much David, i appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    What do you want, blood?
    I think there is an age old saying about not trying to squeeze blood from a sausage
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    And there is indeed "Blood Sausage" . THough I have not tried it. One of the things about 8 More Miles is to time the pauses. Luck.. R/
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    Just heard it last night on a re-run of Hee-Haw and it seems so easy that trying to learn it by ear shouldn`t be very hard at all, Grand Pa Jones didn`t play any thing complicated, did he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Just heard it last night on a re-run of Hee-Haw and it seems so easy that trying to learn it by ear shouldn`t be very hard at all, Grand Pa Jones didn`t play any thing complicated, did he?
    Sam Bush does a very particular solo in his version, and that's what I've transcribed above, not the Grandpa Jones version.

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    But you didn't put the changes in!

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    That's what that stuff in the space between your ears is for


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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Grand Pa Jones didn`t play any thing complicated, did he?
    You know he did Willie. That pup changes chords every beat. Sorta like Arkansas Traveler, or Black Hairy Possum (blackberry blossum).

    I like 8 More Miles, just as good or better'n any of the aforementioned. If a fellar can cross-pick to sorta imitate a finger picked guitar, that might be the treatment.

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    One of the last decade posts mentioned the Gaudreau version. Niles' book of Gaudreau solos listed this one, including the dim lick he ends it with. Very nice, indeed.

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    David, if that's the Bush version, what's this version?

    I can't make your version sound like the song at all. Am I missing something?
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    Pete the version David posted sounds pretty much like the sam bush version to my ears whereas the tabledit one is quite different imo.

    its a cool song alright.

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    Thanks Jonny, I'll keep working on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jenner View Post
    David, if that's the Bush version, what's this version?

    I can't make your version sound like the song at all. Am I missing something?
    The version on Mandozine is by Jimmy Gaudreau from his "The Gaudreau Mandolin Album"

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    circling back to Jimmy Gaudreau's version. The whole album is worth listening to---Eight More Miles To Louisville is at about the 23:00 mark.

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    It has been almost eighteen years since this thread started. In view of my 'title' on the cafe, I feel compelled to respond, as I am sure there are many who have been waiting for my feedback. I really like 'Eight More Miles to Louisville", be it by Sam, or Gaudreau or whomever. My favorite, however, was hearing Grandpa and Ramona do it live, on stage, in Louisville KY my home town. There, I said it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    One of the last decade posts mentioned the Gaudreau version. Niles' book of Gaudreau solos listed this one, including the dim lick he ends it with. Very nice, indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightmoremiles View Post
    It has been almost eighteen years since this thread started. In view of my 'title' on the cafe, I feel compelled to respond, as I am sure there are many who have been waiting for my feedback. I really like 'Eight More Miles to Louisville", be it by Sam, or Gaudreau or whomever. My favorite, however, was hearing Grandpa and Ramona do it live, on stage, in Louisville KY my home town. There, I said it!
    I am going to have to agree with you.

    And to answer Willy back in 2013
    Grand Pa Jones didn`t play any thing complicated, did he?
    No more complicated than it needed to be.
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    from the cafe archives:

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