“High Dad in the Morning” | Traditional – Intermediate Guitar Lesson


Played out of the open G position, this old-time traditional tune that makes use of an AABBCC form. Played without a capo, this song has a long and storied history dating back to as far as the mid 1800’s. In the 1860’s, this song became very popular as a ‘walk-around’ by the minstrel troupe, and the verses were in alternating call-and-response form.

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You get four MP4 video files, six (6) MP3 audio practice tracks (three (3) with metronome), PDF tab sheet and a TEF tab file.

Lesson Preview


Part A – 15:31
Part B – 10:00
Part C – 13:06
Rhythm – 6:21

PDF Tab Sheet

High Dad in the Morning.pdf

TEF Tab File

Load this file into your favorite tab editor.
High Dad in the Morning.tef

Audio Backing Tracks

100 BPM – 3:07
100 BPM with Metronome – 3:07
90 BPM – 3:28
90 BPM with Metronome – 3:28
80 BPM – 3:54
80 BPM with Metronome – 3:54