The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117426 Message #2663550
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
24-Jun-09 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: Banjo Tab
Subject: RE: Banjo Tab
Just found the song on You Tube-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihk3Namt0pA, (although they are currently taking off a lot of copyright stuff so it might not stay there).
It isn't an easy one to hear what is happening. The vocals only seem to be loosely connected to the accompaniment, which in turn seems a bit irregular and hidden by the voice. You probably need to find someone who is more into Don McLean than I am for an interpretation on banjo.
I also found a fan's interpretation of the song on the official Don McLean web site, although a lot of the page will not display on my browsers - http://www.don-mclean.com/songsearch/viewsong.asp?id=61.
Perhaps the chords given might help, although you say you have a songbook, so presumably you already have that information, or better.