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Sitting On Top Of The World – Doc Watson

Doc WatsonThis is one of those fabulous open tuning (D) tunes with which you can vamp to your heart’s content. I learned this from the playing of Doc Watson, however don’t expect it to be a note for note transcription of one of his recordings (I simply do not do that).

I have transcribed the intro, two solos and four verses as I play them. For down strokes marked in the tablature as a strum I use the top of my fingernail of the third finger of my picking hand and just kinda give the strings a flick downwards.

Download the Tuxguitar tab here: Sitting On Top Of The World

Sitting On Top Of The World – Doc Watson

Was in the spring… one sunny day
My Sweetheart she left me… Lord she went away
Now she’s gone…. I don’t worry
I’m sitting on top of the world

I went down to the station…. down to the yard
Gonna catch me a freight train… I been workin’ too hard
Now she’s gone…. I don’t worry
I’m sitting on top of the world

Well she called me up… down in El Paso
Said “Come back daddy…. ooh I need you so”
Now she’s gone…. I don’t worry
I’m sitting on top of the world

You don’t like my peaches… don’t you shake my tree
Get out of my orchard… leave them peaches be
Now she’s gone…. I don’t worry
I’m sitting on top of the world

Don’t you come here runnin’… holding out your hand
Gonna get me a woman… like you got your man
Now she’s gone…. I don’t worry
I’m sitting on top of the world

Well the ol’ Mississippi…. she’s deep and wide
And the girl I’m a lovin’…. she’s on the other side
Now she’s gone…. I don’t worry
I’m sitting on top of the world

Was in the spring… one sunny day
My Sweetheart she left me… Lord she went away
Now she’s gone…. I don’t worry
I’m sitting on top of the world

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