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The Parking Lot Picker’s Fiddle edition
by Gerald Jones and Dix Bruce

Over four years in the making! This "must have" collection of over 215 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, and Gospel standards with downloadable recordings of EVERY song from the 300 page plus book.

Melodies are presented with standard notationalong with lyrics and chords. (See sample page 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.

Gerald and Dix's commentary on playing the songs will be invaluable to any fiddler interested in bluegrass, old time, and gospel music. Gerald plays fiddle on the accompanying recordings. Dix plays guitar, mandolin, and sings. Bill Evans on banjo and vocals. Get your copy of The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Fiddle 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 Bass, and The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Mandolin.

A note on the recordings that accompany the songbooks: Our main publisher, Mel Bay Publications, has decided to stop including CDs with their instructional books in favor of audio downloads. The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Fiddle is no longer available with CDs, only downloads. If you'd still like to have the audio on CDs, we can provide them at our cost. They're only available when you buy the book. See the link below.

(This phasing out of CDs will not affect the book/CD sets that Musix publishes, like "Gypsy Swing and Hot Club Rhythm," which will continue to be sold with a CD included.)

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

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
A Beautiful Life ....................... 25
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem ..... 26
Bile Them Cabbage Down ....... 28
Black Eyed Susie ..................... 29
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues ..... 30
The Bluebirds are Singing
for Me ............................... 31
Bound to Ride .......................... 32
Bright Morning Stars ............... 33
Bring Back to Me
My Wandering Boy .......... 34
Buffalo Gals ............................. 35
The Bully of the Town ............. 36
Bury Me Beneath the Willow .. 38
C-H-I-C-K-E-N ........................ 39
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’? .... 40
Careless Love ........................... 41
Children Go Where
I Send Thee ...................... 42
The Church in the Wildwood ... 43
Cindy ........................................ 44
Columbus Stockade Blues ....... 45
Cotton-Eyed Joe ....................... 46
Cowboy Jack ............................ 47
The Crawdad Song ................... 48
Cripple Creek ........................... 49
Crying Holy ............................ 50
The Cuckoo .............................. 51
Daniel Prayed ........................... 52
Danny Boy ............................... 54
Darling Corey ........................... 55
Darling Nellie Gray .................. 56
Darling Will You Ever
Think of Me? .................... 58
Deep Elem Blues ...................... 59
Diamonds in the Rough ........... 60
Do Lord .................................... 61
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down 62
Don’t This Road Look
Rough and Rocky? ........... 63
Don’t You Hear
Jerusalem Moan? ............. 64
Down Among the
Budded Roses ................... 65
Down in the Valley to Pray ...... 66
Down in the Willow Garden .... 67
Down the Road ........................ 68
Drifting Too Far
From the Shore ................. 69
East Virginia Blues ................... 70
Fair and Tender Ladies ............. 71
Fathers Have a
Home Sweet Home .......... 72
Feast Here Tonight ................... 73
The Foggy Mountain Top ........ 74
Footprints in the Snow ............. 75
The Girl I Loved
in Sunny Tennessee .......... 76
Give Me Oil in My Lamp ........ 78
Give Me the Roses
While I Live ..................... 79
Going Down This Road
Feeling Bad ...................... 80
Grandfather’s Clock ................. 82
Great Speckled Bird ................. 84
Green Pastures ......................... 85
Going Up Home to Live
in Green Pastures ............. 85
Groundhog ............................... 86
Hallelujah! I’m Ready ............. 87
Hand Me Down
My Walking Cane ............ 88
Handsome Molly ...................... 89
Hard Times,
Come Again No More ...... 90
Have Thine Own Way, Lord .... 91
He Was a Friend of Mine ......... 92
He Will Set Your Fields on Fire 94
High on a Mountain ................. 96
Highway of Sorrow .................. 97
Hills of Roane County ............. 98
His Eye is on the Sparrow ..... 100
Hold Fast to the Right ............ 101
Hold to God’s Unchanging
Hand ............................... 102
Home Sweet Home ................ 103
Honey in the Rock ................. 104
Hop High Ladies .................... 105
Hot Corn, Cold Corn .............. 106
How Can You Treat Me So? .. 107
I Ain’t Gonna Work
Tomorrow ....................... 108
I Know You Rider .................. 109
I Never Will Marry ................. 110
I Shall Not Be Moved .............111
I Wonder How the Old Folks
Are at Home ................... 112
I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight ...... 114
I’ll Fly Away .......................... 115
I’m Working on a Building .... 116
In the Garden .......................... 117
In the Pines ............................. 118
It’s Mighty Dark to Travel ..... 119
Jesse James ............................. 120
Jimmie Brown, the Newsboy . 122
John Hardy ............................. 123
John Henry ............................. 124
Jordan ..................................... 126
Just a Closer Walk with Thee . 128
Just as I Am ............................ 129
Just Over in the Gloryland ..... 130
Katy Cline .............................. 131
Katy Daley ............................. 132
Katy Dear ............................... 133
Keep on the Sunnyside ........... 134
Knoxville Girl ........................ 136
Late Last Night ..................... 138
Leave it There ........................ 139
Let Me Rest at the End
of My Journey ............... 140
The Letter Edged in Black ..... 141
Life’s Railway to Heaven ....... 142
Li’l Liza Jane ......................... 144
Little Annie ............................ 145
Little Bessie ........................... 146
Little Birdie ............................ 148
Little Maggie .......................... 150
Little Old Log Cabin
in the Lane ...................... 152
Little Rosewood Casket ........ 153
Little Sadie ............................. 154
Little Willie ............................ 155
Lonesome Valley .................... 156
Long Journey Home ............... 157
Lord, I’m Coming Home ....... 158
Mama Don’t Allow ................ 159
Man of Constant Sorrow ........ 160
The Maple on the Hill ............ 161
Methodist Pie ......................... 162
Midnight on the Stormy Deep 164
Milwaukee Blues ................... 165
Molly and Tenbrooks ............. 166
My Home’s Across the
Blue Ridge Mountains ... 167
My Little Georgia Rose.......... 168
New River Train ..................... 169
Nine Pound Hammer .............. 170
Nobody’s Business ................. 171
Oh Death ................................ 172
Oh! Didn’t He Ramble .......... 173
Old Dan Tucker ...................... 174
Old Home Place ..................... 175
Old Joe Clark ......................... 176
Old Man at the Mill ................ 177
Old Paint ................................ 178
I Ride an Old Paint ................. 178
The Old Rugged Cross ........... 179
Old Time Religion.................. 180
On and On .............................. 181
Over the Hills to
the Poorhouse ................. 182
Pass Me Not ........................... 183
Paul and Silas ......................... 184
Pig in a Pen ............................ 185
Poor Ellen Smith .................... 186
Precious Memories ................. 187
Pretty Polly............................. 188
Put My Little Shoes Away .... 190
Railroad Bill .......................... 192
Rain and Snow ...................... 193
Rank Strangers to Me ............. 194
Red Rocking Chair ................ 195
Red Wing .............................. 196
Reuben’s Train ....................... 197
Rocky Top .............................. 198
Roll in My
Sweet Baby’s Arms ........ 199
Roll on Buddy ....................... 200
Roving Gambler .................... 201
Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea . 202
Sally Goodin .......................... 203
Shady Grove ........................... 204
Shall We Gather at the River .. 206
A Short Life of Trouble .......... 207
Shortenin’ Bread .................... 208
Silver Threads
Among the Gold ............. 209
Sitting on Top of the World .... 210
Softly and Tenderly ................ 211
Somebody Touched Me ......... 212
Standing in the Need
of Prayer ......................... 213
Sugar Hill ............................... 214
Sweet By and By .................... 215
Sweet Sunny South ................ 216
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot .... 217
Take This Hammer ................. 218
Talk About Sufferin’ ............... 219
There’s More Pretty Girls
Than One ........................ 220
They Gotta Quit Kickin’
My Dawg Aroun’ ........... 221
This Little Light of Mine ....... 222
This Train ............................... 223
This World is Not My Home .. 224
Train, Train, Train .................. 225
The Train That Carried My
Girl From Town ............. 226
The Unclouded Day .............. 227
Wabash Cannonball................ 228
Walk in Jerusalem
Just Like John ................ 229
Walking in My Sleep.............. 230
The Wayfaring Stranger ......... 231
Were You There When They
Crucifi ed My Lord? ........ 232
What a Friend We Have
in Jesus ........................... 233
When I Die ............................. 234
When I Lay My Burden Down 235
When My Race is Run ........... 236
When the Roll is Called
Up Yonder ...................... 237
When the Saints
Go Marching In .............. 238
When the Work’s All Done
This Fall ......................... 239
When You And I Were Young
Maggie ........................... 240
Where the Soul Never Dies .... 241
Whitehouse Blues .................. 242
Who Broke the Lock? ........... 243
Who Will Sing for Me? .......... 244
Wild Bill Jones ....................... 245
Wildwood Flower ................. 246
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? 247
Will There Be Any Stars
in My Crown? ............... 248
Willie My Darling ................. 249
Worried Man Blues ................ 250
The Wreck of the Old 97 ........ 251
You’re a Flower Blooming
in the Wildwood ............. 252
Fiddlers to Check Out ............ 254
Notes on Selected Songs ........ 256
Index by Artist........................ 266
CD Track Listing.................... 278

Gerald Jones
Dix Bruce
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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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