|This might be the
most interesting song on the entire O Brother
CD. It’s an old blues song that I actually learned from a guy at the
Union Grove Fiddlers Convention back in the 1970s. My version sounds a
little different than the movie version but they are fairly close. The
timing is approximate. Be sure to tune your guitar in crossnote tuning.
This is a tuning that I’ve heard was fairly popular with the old-time
bluesmen but this is the only song I know in crossnote tuning (DADFAD).
Now is the time that your electronic tuner will come in handy. If you
are familiar with open D tuning, the only difference here is that the
3rd string is tuned down to F instead of F#, which results in an open D
minor (Dm) chord.