Way Down The Old Plank Road - Bluegrass Backing Track - Key of G (rhythm guitar track)

by JamTracks by Randy Struble

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Played this one many times at the Appalachian Jam in Morgantown. Here's the rhythm guitar foundation you can use to practice or record your rendition with.


Way Down the Old Plank Road

I'd rather be in Richmond in all the hail and rain
Then to be in Georgia, boys, wearing that ball and chain

Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Way down the old plank road

I went down to Mobile to get on the gravel train
Very next thing they heard of me, had on the ball and chain

Doney, oh dear Doney, what makes you treat me so
Caused me to wear the ball and chain and now my ankles sore

Knoxville is a pretty place, Memphis is a beauty
If you want to see them pretty girls, now hop to Chattanoogie

I'm going to build me a scaffold on the mountain high
So I can see my pretty girl as she goes riding by

My wife died a Friday night, Saturday she was buried
Sunday was my courting day, and Monday I got married

Eighteen pounds of meat a week, whiskey here to sell
How can a young man stay at home, pretty girls look so well


released March 31, 2014
JamTracks by Randy Struble




JamTracks by Randy Struble Allenport, Pennsylvania

Been playing guitar for a long time. My passion is Bluegrass and Old Time music.
I started creating Bluegrass Backing Tracks and then began adding Rock, Funk, Blues and Jazz Jam Tracks because I enjoy playing rhythm guitar. I realized that by creating Jam/ Backing Tracks I could enjoy my passion and provide a unique practice tool for others to use. ... more

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