Dark as a Dungeon

Dark As A Dungeon, a song about conditions in coal mines, was written in 1951 by Merle Travis. This easy to follow guitar lesson demonstrates how to play Dark As A Dungeon in the key of G. There’s only three chords in the song, G, C, and D7. This is a folk song and we’ll show you how to pick the chord notes for the best effect. Of special interest is the bass line, already incorporated into the chords of Dark As A Dungeon. By following the suggestions in this lesson you will be able to hear the melody as you play the bass line. Dark As A Dungeon will become one of your favorite songs.

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