This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Dooley." BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of A
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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing "Dooley" at 130 BPM. The first break is like the tablature below, but the other two are improvised.
"Dooley" is a song by Rodney Dillard and Mitch Jayne, performed by The Dillards on The Andy Griffith Show in the episodes The Darlings are Coming and Mountain Wedding. This song was recorded on their 1963 album Back Porch Bluegrass.
Dooley A D Dooley was a good ole man A E He lived below the mill A D Dooley had two daughters E A And a forty-gallon still One gal watched the boiler The other watched the spout And mama corked the bottles When ole Dooley fetched 'em out. Chorus: A Dooley slippin' up the holler D Dooley try to make a dollar A -Dooley give me a swaller E A And I'll pay you back someday. The revenuers came for him A-sippin' though the woods Dooley kept behind them all And never lost his goods Dooley was a trader When into town he'd come Sugar by the bushel And molasses by the drum. Dooley slippin' up the holler Dooley try to make a dollar Dooley gimme a swaller And I'l pay you back someday. I remember very well The day ole Dooley died The women folk looked sorry And the men stood round and cried Now Dooley's on the mountain He lies there all alone They put a jug beside him And a barrel for his stone. Dooley slippin' up the holler Dooley try to make a dollar Dooley gimme a swaller And I'll pay you back someday.