Lester Flatt

Dueling Banjos

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Dueling Banjos

	  		This is not the lester flatt version this is the one from the movie Deliverance 
the guitar part for the song dueling banjos it can be played with a capo on 2  
but I play it this way..I find it easier and it sounds damned close this way  
Banjo repeats everything the guitar does for most of the song 
 
 
e--------------------------2------- 
b--------------------------2------- 
g--2-(repeated by banjo)---2------- 
d--2-----------------------2------- 
a---------------------------------- 
E---------------------------------- 
 
e----------0-5--------------------- 
b--------2------------------------- 
g------2--------------------------- 
d----2----------------------------- 
a--0------------------------------- 
E---------------------------------- 
 
Then the banjo and guitar trade off like this  
 
e-0-00-2-0- 
b-2-22-3-2- 
g-2-22-2-2- 
d-2-22-0-2-(x4) 
a-0-00---0- 
E---------- 
 
Now the famous part 
 
e-------------------     e--------------- 
b-2-3-5-2-3--2------(x2) b--------2-2---- 
g----------4--2-4---     g--2-2-4--2-4--- 
d-------------------     d-2------------- 
a-------------------     a--------------- 
E-------------------     E--------------- 
 
 
then it goes like this  
 
e-------------------------------------------------------- 
b-------------------------------------------------------- 
g--------------------------------0-2--------------------- 
d-----------0-2-0------0-0-0-2-4----4----------0-2-0----- 
a-0-0-0-2-4------4(x2)----------------0-0-0-2-4-----4---- 
E-------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
e-------------------------------------------------------- 
b-------------------------------------------------------- 
g-------------------------------------------------------- 
d---------------7-9-7------------------------------------ 
a----7-7-7-9-11------11---------------------------------- 
E-------------------------------------------------------- 
 
Now it starts to speed up a little bit (Banjo Still echoing guitar) 
 
e-0-00-2-0---00-2-0-------- 
b-2-22-3-2---22-3-2-------- 
g-2-22-2-2---22-2-2-------- 
d-2-22-0-2---22-0-2-------- 
a-0-00---0---00---0-------- 
E-------------------------- 
 
Then this again only faster 
 
e-------------------------- 
b-2-3-5-2-3--2------------- 
g----------4--2-4(x2)------ 
d-------------------------- 
a-------------------------- 
E-------------------------- 
 
Then play this(banjo plays this along with guitar) 
 
e-------------------------- 
b----------2-2------------- 
g-----2-2-4-2-4------------ 
d---2---------------------- 
a-------------------------- 
E-------------------------- 
 
Now here is where the song goes crazy and gets really fast 
Play this while the banjo goes nuts.... 
 
e---------------------------------------------------------- 
b---------------------------------------------------------- 
g---------------------------------------------------------- 
d---------------------------------------------------------- 
a-0-2-4-5-0-5-7-0-5-0-9-4-5-7-2-7-7-0-2-0-2-4-5-0-5-7-0-9-7 
E---------------------------------------------------------- 
 
e----------------------------------------------------- 
b----------------------------------------------------- 
g--------------(Repeated by banjo)-------------------- 
d--------------------(0-2-0)---------(0-2-0)---------- 
a-4-5-7-2-7-7-0-(0-2-4-----4)-0-0-(0-2-4-----4)-0-0--- 
E------------------------------0-----------------0---- 
 
e------------------------------------------------ 
b------------------------------------------------ 
g--------(0-2-0)--------------------------------- 
d--(0-2-4------4)--0-0---------(0-2-0)----------- 
a-------------------0---(0-2-4-------4)-0-0------ 
E----------------------------------------0------- 
 
e------------------------0-00-2-0---------------- 
b------------------------2-22-3-2---------------- 
g-------(2-4-2)----------2-22-2-2(x2)------------ 
d-(2-4-6------6)-2-2-----2-22-0-2---------------- 
a-----------------2------0-00---0---------------- 
E------------------------------------------------ 
 
then we go back to this even faster 
 
e---------------------------------------------------------- 
b-2-3-5-2-3-2---------------------2-2---------------------- 
g----------4-2-4------(x2)--2-2-4--2-4--------------------- 
d--------------------------2-----------2-2----------------- 
a----------------4-7-4-----------------2-2----------------- 
E---------------------------------------------------------- 
 
then we get back into the thick of things 
 
e----------------------------------------------------------- 
b----------------------------------------------------------- 
g----------------------------------------------------------- 
d----------------------------------------------------------- 
a--0-4-5-0-5-7-0-5-7-9-4-5-7-2-7-7-0-0-2-4-5-7-8-9-5-7-0---- 
E----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
e----------------------------------------------------------- 
b----------------------------------------------------------- 
g------------------------(BANJO GOES INSANE HERE)----------- 
d----------------------------------------------------------- 
a-4-5-7-4-7-2-7-7-0-0-2-4-5--------------------------------- 
E----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
then it ends all nice like this banjo and guitar together hit this chord 
 
e---0--- 
b---2--- 
g---2--- 
d---2--- 
a---0--- 
E------- 
 
AND THATS DUELING BANJOS....note to person this was done by ear i know its not 
100% correct but its pretty close it doesn't sound like much without a banjo  
just to let you know so to get timing and speed down play it with the  
recording...have fun with it 
		  

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