Vassar Clements played the fiddle on over 200 albums but his most lasting impressions on traditional music might just be his instrumental Lonesome Fiddle Blues. Not only can you hear this fiddle tune played at bluegrass, oldtime, and texas style jams across the county but Charlie Daniels recycled the melody of Lonesome Fiddle Blues for his song, The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Leading to Vassar Clements melody being not only forever bound to bluegrass but being forever bound to country music as a whole.
(Intermediate guitar tabs include an ornamented version of the melody, chord markings above, and more often than not, a kick-off and a tag. Where the beginning guitar tabs had quarter notes expect there to now be a steady stream of eighth notes! These tabs, though more difficult than the beginning tabs, do not stray far from the melody like the advanced guitar tabs. Intermediate tabs without a bluegrass kick-off or tag generally come from other traditions such as Irish Fiddle Music (Frank’s Reel) or Spanish Folk Songs (La Borrachita).)