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Salty Dog Blues

Salty Dog Blues” is another popular song that you’ll hear at bluegrass jams. The oldest recordings of this song are credit an early American blues artist named Papa Charlie Jackson. “Salty Dog Blues” has been recorded by several artists over the years. Most pickers at bluegrass jams will perform a variation of the classic arrangement by Flatt & Scruggs.

We’ll tab out a common way to play the rhythm guitar part in G and it’s also common to capo 2nd fret and play it in A using key of G chord shapes.


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