Old Joe Clark is an American ballad that is sometimes called the most popular southern melody ever. It refers to a real Joseph Clark that was murdered in 1885, that’s right another happy bluegrass tune. The melody is simple and regularly taught as a beginning fiddle tune. This version contains the regularly sung quarter note version of the melody as well as the eighth note version of the melody that is regularly played by fiddle and mandolin players alike. Enjoy!
(Beginning guitar tabs include a clear simple version of the melody as well as chord markings above. My tabs at this level are intended to be affordable, to the point, and no nonsense. Perfect for the beginner that wants a straightforward version of a classic melody or the intermediate to advanced player that wants to learn a melody but embellish it themselves. Some fiddle tunes are difficult enough that a beginning or even intermediate version is unavailable.)