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John Hartford's tuning in 'Streetcar'

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Subject: John Hartford's tuning in 'Streetcar'
From: typicalokie
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 02:09 AM

Great banjo pick'n there with lots of drive. Trying to play this myself. Need help with the original tuning.


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Subject: RE: John Hartford's tuning in 'Streetcar'
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 06:05 PM

HI
it is in low C tuning wich is just like any other hartford low tuning, it is like standard banjo tuning, just lower


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Subject: RE: John Hartford's tuning in 'Streetcar'
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 10 - 06:09 PM

also looking for the words to this tune PLEASE!


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Subject: RE: John Hartford's tuning in 'Streetcar'
From: typicalokie
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 02:19 AM

Yeah, you're right it's C. My ear didn't seem to hear that low... Thanks a lot. I hope to find the lyrics myself.


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Subject: RE: John Hartford's tuning in 'Streetcar'
From: GUEST,lyrics
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 12:40 PM

One of my all time favorite tunes. These are not official lyrics, just what I have heard them as from listening to this song for 25 years. :)

**********
streetcar streetcar ain't goin too fast
headed for the schoolyard
streetcar streetcar comin' in last
bang along that track ain't working too hard

sittin' on the sandbox pretend I'm in control
back and forth across the county ridin'
stoppin' in the morning dew to watch the sun come up
play a little catch down at the sidin'

streetcar streetcar makin' me late
takin' me down on the levy
streetcar streetcar with your precious freight
and your load it must be heavy

strainin' every timber as your plungin' through the woods
listen to your windows almost breakin'
whistlin' down the bottom, then up to Clayton Road
gotta stop, pull up, pick up some little old lady

streetcar streetcar wasn't you fine
when we played so hard
streetcar streetcar on down the blind
headed for the schoolyard

give me that old streetcar and that cinder box of pine
where I can climb aboard and be playin' so hard
streetcar streetcar wasn't you fine
headed for the schoolyard

streetcar...comin' so slow
headed for the schoolyard
southbound...anywhere you go
bang along that track ain't working too hard


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