Leadbelly Guitar Keys and Positions

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Leadbelly Guitar Keys and Positions

Analysis by Chris Berry & Andrew Mullins

Keys and positions identified during the course of the Leadbelly lyrics topic.


King Of The 12 String Guitar, Columbia Roots 'N' Blues 467893

Sessions dated January, February and March 1935 for ARC, New York City
Reissue producer Larry Cohn

TrackTitle  1st pos. chord or open tuning    Semitones below E    Pitch 
01
Packin' Trunk
Spanish, Ab
n/a
Ab
02
Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin' Girl
E
6
Bb
03
Honey, I'm All Out And Down
D
6
Ab
04
Four Day Worry Blues
D
6
Ab
05
Roberta Part I
F
6
B
06
Roberta Part II
F
6
B
07
Death Letter Blues Part I
A
6
Eb
08
Death Letter Blues Part II
A
6
Eb
09
Kansas City Papa
E
6
Bb
10
Fort Worth And Dallas Blues
G
5
D
11
You Don't Know My Mind
G
5
D
12
Ox Drivin' Blues
A(7)
6
Eb
13
Daddy I'm Coming Back To You
C
5
G
14
Shorty George
C
4
Ab
15
Yellow Jacket
A
4
F
16
T.B. Woman Blues
A
3
Gb
17
Pig Meat Papa
F
4
Db
18
My Baby Quit Me
A
4
F

Lead Belly Midnight Special, Rounder CD 1044

Sessions from 1932 to 1934 for the Library of Congress, disc 1 of 3

TrackTitle  1st pos. chord or open tuning    Semitones below E    Pitch