Sun on the horizon on a clear day

“Unclouded Day” Lyrics and Chords

Preacher Josiah K. Alwood spotted a beautiful rainbow against a dense black cloud while traveling home to Michigan from Ohio back in 1879. He woke up the following morning inspired to write “Unclouded Day.”

State of Kentucky on an old-style map

“Kentucky Waltz” Lyrics and Chords

“Kentucky Waltz” is a beautiful, timeless Bill Monroe composition that is welcome in any jam circle that features strong fiddlers, but the chord progression in the B part might take you out of your comfort zone.

Pine tree forest in the mountains

“In The Pines” Lyrics and Chords

A Ph.D student writing her thesis about “In The Pines” found more than 150 versions of this song that dates back to at least the American Civil War.

Bill Monroe sings at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival

“Can’t You Hear Me Calling” Lyrics and Chords

“Can’t You Hear Me Calling” is a Bill Monroe classic that he first recorded and released in 1950 with a lineup of Blue Grass Boys that included Mac Wiseman on lead vocal and guitar, and Don Reno on banjo.

Girl with guitar on a mountaintop playing lyrics and chords for Sitting On Top Of The World

“Sitting On Top Of The World” Lyrics and Chords

“Sitting on Top of the World”—or “sittin’” if you prefer—is a staple of American roots music that’s been played in just about every style since it was first recorded by the Mississippi Sheiks in 1930. That version, written by Lonnie Chatman and Walter Vinson, is in the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. Howlin’ Wolf’s … Read more