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6/8/2008

The Carter Family playing Wildwood Flower

The Carter Family first cut this tune in 1928 for the Victor label, and it remains one of their most-loved performances. Though the lyrics border on doggerel, the singing and playing are gorgeous. This has long been required learning for all aspiring old-timey guitarists. Guitar tablature for the piece is easily found with teh Google, nearly all of it wildly inaccurate. This tab, while it doesn’t match the Carter Family version exactly, is a good arrangement.

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