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The Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook Bass Edition
by Dix Bruce

See special “Picking Pal” offer below

The Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook, Bass Edition by Dix Bruce contains over 215 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, and Gospel standards. The set includes two CDs with recordings of EVERY song and EVERY bass part from the 300 page plus book. Melodies and bass lines are presented in standard notation along with lyrics and chords. (See sample pages and table of contents below.) Book is spiral bound to lay flat at jam and practice sessions.

Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, The Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, and many more. Also included: Step-by-step instruction on how to compose bass lines and how to transpose any song to any key!

Dix's commentary on playing the songs will be invaluable to any bass player interested in bluegrass, old time, and gospel music. Dix plays the bass parts on the accompanying CDs along with guitar, mandolin, and vocals. Bill Evans is heard on banjo and vocals.

With the publication of The Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook, Bass Edition we now have six separate editions for every instrument in the classic bluegrass ensemble! EVERY member of the band, banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, dobro, and now bass, can have their own copy of the book, with the same songs, in the same key, follow along and have a jam session. See our special "Picking Pals" offers below.

What are you waiting for? Let's make some music right now! Get your copy of The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook Bass Edition! (You can PRE-ORDER NOW. Books will be shipped when they are available. Due to be in stock 4/1/11. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship. Reserve yours now! )

Also available now: The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Guitar, The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Banjo, The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Dobro, The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Fiddle, and The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Mandolin.

The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Bass
Table of Contents

Introduction...................................3
Scale and Transposition Chart......5
All the Good Times ....................12
Amazing Grace...........................13
Angel Band.................................14
Angelina Baker...........................15
Angels Rock Me To Sleep..........16
Are You From Dixie?..................18
Are You Washed in the Blood
of the Lamb?........................20
Arkansas Traveller......................21
Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party.......22
Away in a Manger.......................23
Banks of the Ohio.......................24
Beautiful Life, A ........................25
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem........26
Bile Them Cabbage Down..........28
Black Eyed Susie........................29
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues........30
Bluebirds are Singing
for Me, The..........................31
Bound to Ride.............................32
Bright Morning Stars..................33
Bring Back to Me
My Wandering Boy..............34
Buffalo Gals................................35
Bully of the Town, The...............36
Bury Me Beneath the Willow.....38
C-H-I-C-K-E-N...........................40
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’?.......42
Careless Love..............................43
Children Go Where
I Send Thee..........................44
Church in the Wildwood, The.....45
Cindy...........................................46
Columbus Stockade Blues..........47
Cotton-Eyed Joe..........................48
Cowboy Jack...............................49
Crawdad Song, The.....................50
Cripple Creek..............................51
Crying Holy ...............................52
Cuckoo, The................................53
Daniel Prayed..............................54
Danny Boy..................................56
Darling Corey..............................57
Darling Nellie Gray.....................58
Darling Will You Ever
Think of Me?........................60
Deep Elem Blues.........................61
Diamonds in the Rough..............62
Do Lord.......................................64
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down...65
Don’t This Road Look
Rough and Rocky?...............66
Don’t You Hear
Jerusalem Moan?.................67
Down Among the
Budded Roses.......................68
Down in the Valley to Pray.........69
Down in the Willow Garden.......70
Down the Road...........................71
Drifting Too Far
From the Shore.....................72
East Virginia Blues......................73
Fair and Tender Ladies................74
Fathers Have a
Home Sweet Home..............75
Feast Here Tonight......................76
Foggy Mountain Top, The..........77
Footprints in the Snow................78
Girl I Loved in
Sunny Tennessee, The..........80
Give Me Oil in My Lamp...........82
Give Me the Roses
While I Live.........................83
Going Down This Road
Feeling Bad..........................84
Grandfather’s Clock....................86
Great Speckled Bird....................88
Green Pastures............................89
Going Up Home to
Live in Green Pastures.........89
Groundhog..................................90
Hallelujah! I’m Ready ................91
Hand Me Down
My Walking Cane................92
Handsome Molly.........................93
Hard Times, Come Again
No More...............................94
Have Thine Own Way, Lord.......95
He Was a Friend of Mine............96
He Will Set Your Fields on Fire..98
High on a Mountain..................100
Highway of Sorrow...................101
Hills of Roane County..............102
His Eye is on the Sparrow ........104
Hold Fast to the Right...............105
Hold to God’s
Unchanging Hand..............106
Home Sweet Home...................107
Honey in the Rock....................108
Hop High Ladies.......................110
Hot Corn, Cold Corn.................112
How Can You Treat Me So?.....113
I Ain’t Gonna Work
Tomorrow...........................114
I Know You Rider.....................115
I Never Will Marry....................116
I Shall Not Be Moved...............117
I Wonder How the Old Folks
Are at Home.......................118
I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight.........120
I’ll Fly Away.............................122
I’m Working on a Building.......123
In the Garden.............................124
In the Pines................................125
It’s Mighty Dark to Travel........126
Jesse James................................128
Jimmie Brown, the Newsboy....130
John Hardy................................132
John Henry................................134
Jordan........................................136
Just a Closer Walk with Thee....138
Just as I Am...............................139
Just Over in the Gloryland........140
Katy Cline.................................141
Katy Daley................................142
Katy Dear..................................143
Keep on the Sunnyside..............144
Knoxville Girl...........................146
Late Last Night ........................148
Leave it There...........................149
Let Me Rest at the End
of My Journey ...................150
Letter Edged in Black, The.......151
Life’s Railway to Heaven..........152
Li’l Liza Jane............................154
Little Annie...............................155
Little Bessie..............................156
Little Birdie...............................158
Little Maggie.............................160
Little Old Log Cabin
in the Lane..........................162
Little Rosewood Casket ...........163
Little Sadie................................164
Little Willie...............................165
Lonesome Valley.......................166
Long Journey Home..................167
Lord, I’m Coming Home..........168
Mama Don’t Allow...................170
Man of Constant Sorrow...........171
Maple on the Hill, The..............172
Methodist Pie............................174
Midnight on the Stormy Deep...176
Milwaukee Blues......................177
Molly and Tenbrooks................178
My Home’s Across the
Blue Ridge Mountains.......180
My Little Georgia Rose............182
New River Train........................184
Nine Pound Hammer.................185
Nobody’s Business....................186
Oh Death...................................187
Oh! Didn’t He Ramble .............188
Old Dan Tucker.........................190
Old Home Place........................192
Old Joe Clark............................194
Old Man at the Mill...................195
Old Paint...................................196
Old Rugged Cross, The.............197
Old Time Religion....................198
On and On.................................199
Over the Hills
to the Poorhouse.................200
Pass Me Not..............................201
Paul and Silas............................202
Pig in a Pen...............................203
Poor Ellen Smith.......................204
Precious Memories....................205
Pretty Polly...............................206
Put My Little Shoes Away .......208
Railroad Bill .............................210
Rain and Snow .........................211
Rank Strangers to Me................212
Red Rocking Chair ...................214
Red Wing .................................216
Reuben’s Train..........................218
Rocky Top.................................219
Roll in My
Sweet Baby’s Arms............220
Roll on Buddy ..........................221
Roving Gambler .......................222
Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea ....224
Sally Goodin.............................225
Shady Grove (Bluegrass)..........226
Shady Grove (Old Time) ..........227
Shall We Gather at the River.....228
Short Life of Trouble, A............229
Shortnin’ Bread.........................230
Silver Threads
Among the Gold.................231
Sitting on Top of the World.......232
Softly and Tenderly...................233
Somebody Touched Me............234
Standing in the
Need of Prayer...................235
Sugar Hill..................................236
Sweet By and By.......................237
Sweet Sunny South...................238
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.......239
Take This Hammer....................240
Talk About Sufferin’..................241
There’s More Pretty Girls
Than One............................242
They Gotta Quit Kicking
My Dawg Around..............244
This Little Light of Mine..........246
This Train..................................247
This World is Not My Home.....248
Train, Train, Train.....................250
Train That Carried My
Girl From Town, The.........252
Unclouded Day, The ................253
Wabash Cannonball..................254
Walk in Jerusalem
Just Like John....................256
Walking in My Sleep................258
Wayfaring Stranger, The...........259
Were You There When They
Crucified My Lord?............260
What a Friend We Have
in Jesus...............................261
When I Die................................262
When I Lay My Burden Down.263
When My Race is Run..............264
When the Roll is Called
Up Yonder..........................265
When the Saints
Go Marching In..................266
When the Work’s All Done
This Fall.............................268
When You And I Were Young
Maggie...............................270
Where the Soul Never Dies.......271
Whitehouse Blues.....................273
Who Broke the Lock? ..............274
Who Will Sing for Me?.............276
Wild Bill Jones..........................278
Wildwood Flower ....................279
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?...280
Will There Be Any Stars
in My Crown? ...................281
Willie My Darling ....................282
Worried Man Blues...................283
Wreck of the Old 97, The..........284
You’re a Flower Blooming
in the Wildwood.................285
Notes on Selected Songs .........287
Capo & Chord Chart ................296
Index by Artist .........................298
Bass Note & Fingering Chart....309
Transposer Wheel ....................310
CD Track Listing......................311

Dix Bruce
Click here for a Video preview including brief performances of a few songs from The Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook
The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook Bass Edition sample pages:
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PLEASE NOTE: The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook, Bass Edition is not yet available (as of 4/15/11) though we expect it soon. At that point we'll add the shopping cart links to allow you to order it online. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook, Bass Edition 312 page book & two CD set: $34.99. plus $3.16 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) $10.70 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). Note: First Class Shipping is not available for the Parking Lot Picker's Songbook since it weighs over 2 lbs. (Shipping to Canada: $9.16; to Europe: $18.40)

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Special Priority Shipping offer:
Order up to FOUR Parking Lot Picker’s Songbooks and we'll send them in one package for one low Priority Shipping rate of $10.70. Just let us know which editions you want by listing them in the "Enter any special instructions or comments" field on our order form and they'll be delivered in 2 to 3 business days. Your total shipping cost will be only $10.70. You'll be pickin’ in no time. Great for bands! Within USA only.

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Special “Picking Buddy offers:
Got a pal you pick with? Buy two books, any combination of editions, and we'll pay the Media Mail postage (USA only). You'll save almost six bucks!

Two Parking Lot Picker's Songbooks for Bass/2CD set: $69.98. We'll pay the postage. (Shipping to Canada: $23.00; to Europe: $37.00)

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BASS & BANJO: One Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Bass/2CD set plus One Lot Picker's Songbook for Banjo/2CD set : $69.98. We'll pay the postage (USA only). (Shipping to Canada: $23.00; to Europe: $37.00)

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BASS & DOBRO: One Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Bass/2CD set plus One Lot Picker's Songbook for Dobro/2CD set : $69.98. We'll pay the postage (USA only). (Shipping to Canada: $23.00; to Europe: $37.00)

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BASS & FIDDLE: One Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Bass/2CD set plus One Lot Picker's Songbook for Fiddle/2CD set : $69.98. We'll pay the postage (USA only). (Shipping to Canada: $23.00; to Europe: $37.00)

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Customer comments:
Hi Dix
This is just a quick follow-up to say that the Parking Lot Pickers Songbooks went over really well at our just completed music camp. We used all 30 of them for both our Friday band scramble event and our Saturday evening gospel singalong session. Campers loved them... Thanks again for taking the time and trouble to put this great resource together for us all to share. I think we'll be buying more Sonbooks for the October Jam Camp.
K.B. -Canada
"This book is just what I’ve been looking for — what a wonderful assortment of songs! I know a limited amount of chords on the guitar so I really appreciate the capo chart and the scale and transposition chart. I have also been playing the penny whistle (for about a year) with a friend who plays autoharp, so this book will be most helpful in learning new songs. Your introduction notes are also helpful, and I especially appreciate your notes about certain selected songs. The index by artist is excellent! The two CDs are a real added bonus — what a fun way to learn the songs! I also appreciate the pictures. Loving old time, country, and especially gospel music. I am definitely a satisfied customer. Thank you for putting this book together — it’s the best I’ve seen.
A.Y. Bellingham, WA
…"…I just had to drop you a line to say Thanks for turning out such an awesome book! I saw it advertised I believe last December in "Bluegrass Unlimited" magazine and have been waiting for it to come out. I just received my copy of the guitar edition today. This type of book has been really needed, in my opinion, for us that are getting into Bluegrass. Having the words, along with the music, is great, but then to include the 2 CDs makes this book come alive. It is a great learning tool when we can't be around a jam session at a festival. Thank you so much for providing this type of book. The work you put into it is really appreciated.",
D. K., Hanover, Indiana
…"I have just purchased your latest book "Parking Lot Picker's Songbook" with 2 CDs. This, I must say, out of all of my books, has to be the nicest one that I am very proud to own! I will advertise the book for you and I hope it sells very very well on your part. "
J.B., Allenwood, PA
"My congratulations to Dix Bruce for such a fine piece of work as "Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Guitar." I am ordering a second copy for my wife, the accordion player.
D.H., Rochester, MN
"I would really love to see a second volume of the "Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook.” My son-in-law and I have really gained a lot from the guitar and mandolin editions and play out of those books entirely . . . your books are the best in my opinion for us beginners and closet pickers."
D.K. Hanover, IN
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