Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook Mandolin Edition by Dix Bruce.

“Must have” collection of over 215 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, and Gospel standards with downloadable recordings of EVERY song from the spiral-bound book.

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Additional Details

Over four years in the making! Melodies are presented with standard notation and tablature 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 transpose any song to any key! Each song listed with suggested male and female voice keys. Dix’s commentary on playing the songs will be invaluable to any mandolinist interested in bluegrass, old time, and gospel music. Dix plays guitar, mandolin, and sings on the accompanying CDs. Bill Evans on banjo and vocals. Get your copy of The Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook for Mandolin now! 

Table of Contents:
Rudiments of bass playing
All the Good Times are Past and Gone
Amazing Grace
Angel Band
Angelina Baker
Angels Rock Me To Sleep
Are You From Dixie?
Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?
Arkansas Traveller
Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party
Away in a Manger
Banks of the Ohio
Beautiful Life, A
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Black Eyed Susie
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
Bluebirds are Singing for Me, The
Bound to Ride
Bright Morning Stars
Bring Back to Me My Wandering Boy
Buffalo Gals
Bully of the Town, The
Bury Me Beneath the Willow
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’?
Careless Love
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Church in the Wildwood, The
Columbus Stockade Blues
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Cowboy Jack
Crawdad Song, The
Cripple Creek
Crying Holy
Cuckoo, The
Daniel Prayed
Danny Boy
Darling Corey
Darling Nellie Gray
Darling Will You Ever Think of Me?
Deep Elem Blues
Diamonds in the Rough
Do Lord
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Don’t This Road Look Rough and Rocky?
Don’t You Hear Jerusalem Moan?
Down Among the Budded Roses
Down in the Valley to Pray
Down in the Willow Garden
Down the Road
Drifting Too Far From the Shore
East Virginia Blues
Fair and Tender Ladies
Fathers Have a Home Sweet Home
Feast Here Tonight
Foggy Mountain Top, The
Footprints in the Snow
Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee, The
Give Me Oil in My Lamp
Give Me the Roses While I Live
Going Down This Road Feeling Bad
Grandfather’s Clock
Great Speckled Bird
Green Pastures
Going Up Home to Live in Green Pastures
Hallelujah! I’m Ready
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Handsome Molly
Hard Times, Come Again No More
Have Thine Own Way, Lord
He Was a Friend of Mine
He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
High on a Mountain
Highway of Sorrow
Hills of Roane County
His Eye is on the Sparrow
Hold Fast to the Right
Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
Home Sweet Home
Honey in the Rock
Hop High Ladies
Hot Corn, Cold Corn
How Can You Treat Me So?
I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow
I Know You Rider
I Never Will Marry
I Shall Not Be Moved
I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home
I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight
I’ll Fly Away
I’m Working on a Building
In the Garden
In the Pines.
It’s Mighty Dark to Travel
Jesse James
Jimmie Brown, the Newsboy
John Hardy
John Henry
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Just as I Am
Just Over in the Gloryland
Katy Cline
Katy Daley
Katy Dear
Keep on the Sunnyside
Knoxville Girl
Late Last Night
Leave it There
Let Me Rest at the End of My Journey
Letter Edged in Black, The
Life’s Railway to Heaven
Li’l Liza Jane
Little Annie
Little Bessie
Little Birdie
Little Maggie
Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
Little Rosewood Casket
Little Sadie
Little Willie
Lonesome Valley
Long Journey Home
Lord, I’m Coming Home
Mama Don’t Allow
Man of Constant Sorrow
Maple on the Hill, The
Methodist Pie
Midnight on the Stormy Deep
Milwaukee Blues
Molly and Tenbrooks
My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
My Little Georgia Rose
New River Train
Nine Pound Hammer
Nobody’s Business
Oh Death
Oh! Didn’t He Ramble
Old Dan Tucker
Old Home Place
Old Joe Clark
Old Man at the Mill
Old Paint
Old Rugged Cross, The
Old Time Religion
On and On
Over the Hills to the Poorhouse
Pass Me Not
Paul and Silas
Pig in a Pen
Poor Ellen Smith
Precious Memories
Pretty Polly
Put My Little Shoes Away
Railroad Bill
Rain and Snow
Rank Strangers to Me
Red Rocking Chair
Red Wing
Reuben’s Train
Rocky Top
Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Roll on Buddy
Roving Gambler
Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea
Sally Goodin
Shady Grove (Bluegrass)
Shady Grove (Old Time)
Shall We Gather at the River
Short Life of Trouble, A
Shortnin’ Bread
Silver Threads Among the Gold
Sitting on Top of the World
Softly and Tenderly
Somebody Touched Me
Standing in the Need of Prayer
Sugar Hill
Sweet By and By
Sweet Sunny South
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Take This Hammer
Talk About Sufferin’
There’s More Pretty Girls Than One
They Gotta Quit Kicking My Dawg Around
This Little Light of Mine
This Train
This World is Not My Home
Train, Train, Train
Train That Carried My Girl From Town, The
Unclouded Day, The
Wabash Cannonball
Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John
Walking in My Sleep
Wayfaring Stranger, The
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
When I Die
When I Lay My Burden Down
When My Race is Run
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
When the Saints Go Marching In
When the Work’s All Done This Fall
When You And I Were Young Maggie
Where the Soul Never Dies
Whitehouse Blues
Who Broke the Lock?
Who Will Sing for Me?
Wild Bill Jones
Wildwood Flower
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?
Willie My Darling
Worried Man Blues
Wreck of the Old 97, The
You’re a Flower Blooming in the Wildwood
Notes on Selected Songs
Capo & Chord Chart
Index by Artist
Bass Note & Fingering Chart
Transposer Wheel
CD Track Listing

Customer Comments:
“This is just a quick follow-up to say that the ‘Parking Lot Picker’s 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 Songbooks 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 live and work in rural Northern Virginia. I have been taking flat top guitar lessons for about 10 years, and started mandolin lessons 3 years ago. I thought that I had bought every music instruction book there was, my teacher recently bought and gave me your book, ‘Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook, for mandolin. The ‘Picker’s Songbook’ is simply wonderful, I don’t think it has been more than 10 feet from me since I got it. What I like is that it is tabbed, plus the notes actually written out, in an easy format. .. If you every do a Volume II, I want the first copy. This is just a note to say that you may not realize it, but it is a nice book for someone who has intro skills, and a little music theory, I do not know of anyone else who has done this, and I have probably 150 music books in my basement. Guess it is a case of right book for where my learning curve is.”
J.B., Warrenton, VA

“…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

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