Callin’ Baton Rouge

This is an online fiddle lesson for "Callin' Baton Rouge" as played by Sam Bush.
This lesson is by special request for my friend Shirley.

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Genre: Bluegrass, Country
Skill Level: Advanced
Keys of E and D

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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the fiddle tune "Callin' Baton Rouge."

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"Callin' Baton Rouge" is the title of a country music song written by Dennis Linde. It was originally recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys on their 1978 album Room Service, and was later covered by New Grass Revival on their 1989 album Friday Night in America, and more famously by Garth Brooks on his 1993 album In Pieces. Brooks' rendition, the fifth single from the album, reached a peak of number two on the U.S. country singles charts in 1994.

source: wikipedia

Callin' Baton Rouge
E

C#m          B                      A               E
I spent last night in the arms of a girl from Louisiana
B                         E          A                       B
And though I'm out on the highway my thoughts are still with her
C#m             B               A           E
Such a strange combination of a woman and a child 
B                   E             A                 B
Such a strange situation stoppin 'every twenty miles 
              E
Callin' Baton Rouge

A replay of  events last night rolls through my mind 
Except a scene or two erased by sweet red wine 
And I see a truck stop sign ahead so I change lanes 
I need a cup of coffee and a couple dollars change 
Callin' Baton Rouge 

E
Operator, won't you put on through
I gotta send my love down to Baton Rouge
Hurry up, won't you put her on the line
I gotta talk to the girl just one more time

SOLO

E            B          C#m                B
Hello, Samantha dear, I hope you're feelin fine
E               B              C#m              B
And it won't be long until I'm with you all the time, but until  
A                  E              E               A 
Then I'll spend my money up right down to my last dime
  B          E   
Callin Baton Rouge

 

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    John Cockman
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    This is an online fiddle lesson for “Callin’ Baton Rouge” as played by Sam Bush. It is the entire song, including the awesome second verse backup and ending. This lesson is by special request for my friend Shirley.

    Callin’ Baton Rouge

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    Annie B
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    Hi John,

    I was glad to see a full version of “Callin’ Baton Rouge” on your site!  Do you have a sheet music transcription in the Key of D?  I need it to play a wedding here in Louisiana.  Thanks!

    #36747

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hi Annie, I have added the tablature / sheet music for the key of D.

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