L.W. Konigsberg’s Clawhammer Banjo Tabs

The tabs were written in Tabledit.  If you don’t have said software you can download a free viewer/printer from http://www.tabledit.com/tefview/.   The tabs are also available as *.pdf files (see http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html to download Adobe Acrobat Reader).


Organization and Links

Tunes are organized by tunings.  A large reason for why I write tabs is to archive tunes for when I forget them.  Along these lines, I try not to write tabs for tunes that have published tablature or are readily available elsewhere, unless what I’m doing is terribly (played?) unique.  The world probably has enough tabs of Spotted Pony in D at this point (but not of the Missouri version in A, which is a completely different tune [see below]).



Here we have links to *.tef and *.pdf files for a number of different tunings

A (eC#EAE)

Gray Eagle (*.tef) (*.pdf)

A (aDAC#E)

Sweet Sunny South (*.tef) (*.pdf)

A (aEAC#E)

A & E Rag (*.tef) (*.pdf)

A & E Waltz (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Acrobat's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Big Horned Cattle (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Big Indian Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Bob Tailed Mule (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Bosco Stomp (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Burt Co. Breakdown (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Canary Waltz (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Chinquapin Hunting (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Cincinnati Quick March (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Coming Down From Denver (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Dance Around Molly (M100) (*,tef) (*.pdf)

Dew Drop Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf

Dick Sand's Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Duncan's Reel (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Fire on the Mountain (Isham Monday's) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Fletcher's Delight (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Frankie (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Free State Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Georgia Row (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Grandad's Favorite (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Gray Eagle (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Greenback Dolly-O (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Grigsby’s Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Grub Springs (*.tef) (*.pdf

Half Past Four (*.tef) (*.pdf

Horse and Buggy-O (*.tef) (*.pdf

Jack Danielson's Reel (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Jenny Get Around (*.tef) (*.pdf

Jenny Run Away in the Mud in the Night (*.tef) (*.pdf

Jimmy Johnson (*.tef) (*.pdf

Jimmy Shanks (*.tef) (*.pdf

Johnny, Bring the Jug Around the Hill (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

John Brown's March (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Lamplighter’s Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf

Lardner’s Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf

Lazy Kate (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Little Dutch Girl (*.tef) (*.pdf

Little Red Barn Quadrille (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Little Whiskey (*.tef) (*.pdf

Lost Indian (*.tef) (*.pdf

Money Musk (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Old Kentucky Whiskey (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Pacific Slope (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Parody (*.tef) (*.pdf

Polk County Breakdown (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Possum up a Simmon Tree (*.tef) (*.pdf

Road to the Isles (*.tef) (*.pdf

Saddle Old Kate (*.tef) (*.pdf

Salty River Reel (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sleep Eyed Joe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Spotted Pony, The Other (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf

Stillhouse Branch (*.tef) (*.pdf

Talk to Dinah (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Tie Hacker #1 (*.tef) (*.pdf

Turkey Knob (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Walk Along John to Kansas (*.tef) (*.pdf

Wine's Delight (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Zinger (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

A modal (aEADE)

All Young (*.tef) (*.pdf

Black Jack Grove (*.tef) (*.pdf

Chicago Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf

Colonel Crockett (*.tef) (*.pdf

Elzic's Farewell (*.tef) (*.pdf

Feather Bed (*.tef) (*.pdf

Fine Times at Our House (*.tef) (*.pdf

Five Miles of Ellum Wood (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Flannery's Dream (*.tef) (*.pdf

Gravel Walk (*.tef) (*.pdf

Highlander’s Farewell (*.tef) (*.pdf

Jeff Sturgeon (*.tef) (*.pdf

Lonesome John (*.tef)(*.pdf

Maggie Gray (*.tef) (*.pdf

Paddy on the Turnpike (*.tef) (*.pdf

Pride of America (*.tef) (*.pdf

Red Brick House in Georgia Town (*.tef) (*.pdf

Pride of America (*.tef)(*.pdf

Ways of the World (*.tef) (*.pdf

B-flat (fA#FA#D)

Democratic Rage Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf

Done Gone (*.tef) (*.pdf

Geese Honking (*.tef) (*.pdf

Hopkin’s Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf

Oklahoma Red Bird (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf

Old Countryman's Reel (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

President Garfield’s Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

President Grant’s Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

St. Joe Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Thunderbolt Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

B (f#F#BD#F#)

Oh My Little Darlin’ (*.tef) (*.pdf)


Don’t Drink NothinBut Corn (*.tef) (*.pdf

East Tennessee Blues (*.tef) (*.pdf

Old Mose (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Prettiest Little Gal in the County-O (*.tef) (*.pdf

Wes Muir’s Tune (*.tef) (*.pdf


Admiral, The (*.tef) (*.pdf

Altamont (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Boston Boys (*.tef) (*.pdf

Catlettsburg (*.tef) (*.pdf

Charleston No. 1 (*.tef) (*.pdf

Charleston No. 2 (*.tef) (*.pdf

Cherry River Rag (*.tef) (*.pdf

Chickens Don’t Roost too High (*.tef) (*.pdf

Cincinnati Rag (*.tef) (*.pdf

Clyde Durst's Tune (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Dark Curley Hair (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Forty Miles from Georgetown Without any Whiskey (*.tef) (*.pdf

Gilda Roy (*.tef) (*.pdf

Grey Eagle, Cyrill Stinnett's  (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Heck Up Coal Holler (*.tef) (*.pdf

Heck Broke Loose in Georgia (*.tef) (*.pdf

Hog Skin (*.tef) (*.pdf

Jump Fingers (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Katy Did (*.tef) (*.pdf

Knoxville Rag (*.tef) (*.pdf

Monkey in the Dog Cart (*.tef) (*.pdf

Pike’s Peak (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Old Joe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Old Melinda (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rocky Pallet (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rose Waltz (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Threshing Tune (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)


29th of May (*.tef)(*.pdf)

Albany Beef (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Arkansas Hoosier (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Aunt Mary's Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Big Liza Jane (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Blackbird, The (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Bob Walter's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Bonny Maid (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Boys from North Carolina, The (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Briar-picker Brown (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Charleston Girls (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Charlie Wyler's Tune (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Coming through the Canebrake (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Corkonian Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Crooked Road (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Crow Creek (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Down at the Mouth of Old Stinson (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Dreydel (& Maoz Tsur) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Dry and Dusty (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Echoes of the Ozarks (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Eighth of January (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Fiddler's Hoe-Down (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Fire on the Mountain (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Five Miles from Town (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Five Miles from Town (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Folding Down the Sheets (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Forked Deer (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Forester’s Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Gilsaw (M100)  (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Goodbye, My Honey, I'm Gone (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Grand Picnic (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Greenbrier River (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Hell Among the Yearlings (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Here Comes Jack with a Fiddle on his Back (*.tef) (*.pdf

Huckleberry Blues (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Illinois Rickett's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Indian Ate a Woodchuck (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Irish Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Jefferson and Liberty Quadrille (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Jim Clark's Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

John Sharp's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Johnny Don't Come Home Drunk (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Joseph Won the Coated Fiddle (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Kenderbeck's Quickstep (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Kerry Mills' Barn Dance (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Lantern in the Ditch (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Liberty (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Mackilmoyle's Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Maoz Tsur (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Marmaduke's Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Martha Campbell (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Massasoit Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Mississippi Sadder (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Mississippi Sawyer (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Missouri Mud (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Molly Put the Kettle On (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Morpeth Rant (duet) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Nancy (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Old Dubuque (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Opera Reel (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Oyster River Hornpipe (fife version) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Peter Francisco (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Piedmont (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Purple Lilies (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rachel (Texas Quickstep) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rag Rug (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Ranger Waltz (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Raven Schottische (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Red Hills Polka (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Richmond Cotillion (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rickett's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Road to the Isles (*.tef) (*.pdf

Rockingham Cindy (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rocky Road to Jordan (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rose in the Mountain (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sal's Got Mud Between Her Toes (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sarah Armstrong’s Tune (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sentinel Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sharp's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Shenandoah Valley Waltz (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Ship in the Clouds (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Shoot Two Bits (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Silver Lake (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sleepy Eyed Joe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Smith’s Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Snowflake Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Soldier’s Joy (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Soldier’s Sorrow (*.tef) (*.pdf)

South Missouri (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Spring Creek Gal (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Step to the Music Johnny (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Straw Bonnet (*.tef)

Straw Bonnet (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Turkey in a Pea Patch (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Ways of the World (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Weller's Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

White Man (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Woodchopper's Breakdown (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Yellow Barber (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Zack Wheat's Piece (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)


Goodbye, My Honey, I'm Gone (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Missouri Mud (low version) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Missouri Mud (high version) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

D (f#ADAD)

Bonaparte's Retreat (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Washington's March (*.tef not available yet) (*.pdf)

D (f#BEAD)

Earl's Chair, The (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Golden Keyboard, The (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rose in the Mountain (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Tinker's Daughter, The (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Open D (f#DF#AD)

Drunken Hiccups (*.tef) (*.pdf), Over-ornamented (*.tef) (*.pdf)

E (g#C#F#BE) (i.e. f#BEAD tuning up a note)

Lonnie's Tune (*.tef) (*.pdf

E (g#BEBE)

Sebastapol Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf

E (g#EBEF#)  (double-C capoed at the fourth fret)

First Night in Leadville (Western Gem first) (*.tef) (*.pdf

Ladies’ Fancy (*.tef) (*.pdf

Western Gem (*.tef) (*.pdf)  - this tune actually modulates, starting in “A” and then going to “E.”


Crapshooter’s Rag (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Ned Kendall’s Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)


Dora Dean (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Four States Waltz (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)


29th of May (*.tef)(*.pdf)

Blackberry Blossom (duet) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Black Sally Goodin (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Dance All Night (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Flop-Eared Mule (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Hunting the Buffalo (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Off to California (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Oyster River Hornpipe (low) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Oyster River Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rebel Raid (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sally's Got a Meat Rind Laid  Away (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Old G (gDGDE)

Brickyard Joe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Going to Town (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Green Fields of America (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Ladies in the Ballroom (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Last of Harris (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Lost Girl (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Oyster River Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Shoes and Stockings (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Another G (gEADE

(and sometimes used for E-minor)

Acacia Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf

Barlow Knife (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Benton (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Big Scioty (*.tef) (*.pdf

Blue Goose (*.tef) (*.pdf

Blue Mule (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Bluegrass Meadows (*.tef) (*.pdf

Bound to Have a Little Fun (*.tef) (*.pdf

Brickyard Joe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf

Brown Button Shoes (*.tef) (*.pdf

Bull Run Picnic (*.tef) (*.pdf

Captain Kelley’s Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf

Caton's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Charlie's Hornpipe (Stack of Barley) (*.tef) (*.pdf

Climb Upstairs the Monkey (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Cyrill's G Schottische (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Dolly (*.tef) (*.pdf

Ebenezer (*.tef) (*.pdf

Eyes Right (*.tef) (*.pdf

Fever in the South (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Forks of Sandy (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Fort Smith Breakdown (*.tef) (*.pdf

Garfield's March (*.tef) (*.pdf

Georgia Wildcat Breakdown (*.tef) (*.pdf

Glory in the Meeting House (*.tef) (*.pdf

Hollow Poplar (*.tef) (*.pdf

Hooker’s Hornpipe (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf

Indian and the Woodhen (*.tef) (*.pdf

Irish Cobbler (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Jimmy in the Swamp (*.tef) (*.pdf

Jolly Seven Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Kitty Puss (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Lamb’s Wood Rag (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Lay Down with the Chiggers and the Fleas (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Leather Britches (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Long John (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Magic Slipper Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Magpie (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Mr. Wilson's Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Off to California (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Old Buzzard (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Old Hen Cackle (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Over the Moor to Maggie (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Oyster River Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Pigeon on the Gate (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rebel Raid (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Rights of Man (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sally Cooper (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Scott Number Two (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Shag Poke (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Shanghai Rooster (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Sheep and Hogs Walking Through the Pasture (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Shoes and Stockings (*.tef)(*.pdf)

Silver Star Hornpipe (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Stump-tailed Dog (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Temperance Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Three Forks of Sandy (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Squirrel Hunters (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Walk Along John (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Walking in my Sleep (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Westphalia Waltz (M100) (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Wild Horse at Stony Point (*.tef) (*.pdf)

Melodic Three-Finger

Jack Danielson’s Reel (*.tef) (*.pdf)


Some conventions:

Time signatures:

With some notable exceptions (jigs and maybe some waltzes to come) I’ve used “cut-time” for the tablatures.  This is 2/2 time, so there are two beats per measure and each beat is equal to a half note.  There’s a lot of variation out there as to what time signatures are used by other people (2/2, 2/4, or 4/4), but I can’t bring myself to say that there are four beats per measure (as in 4/4), because I don’t tap my foot that many times per measure.  If the 2/2 symbol makes you uncomfortable the simplest thing to do is ignore it and live in a 4/4 world (just remember to tap your foot twice as fast as I would).  And just to be noncommittal, I've started dropping the time signatures from the printed versions of the tabs.


And now for something completely different: An Excel© spreadsheet for calculating fret locations

And the decimal coordinates for Camp Washington-Carver, WV are 38.01, -80.970556