Tabs

The tabs I provide are fully notated with chord diagrams and notes on the arrangement. Prices vary according to each specific tab (payments done via paypal). Aside from the latest tab, they are all in alphabetical order. I can also do tabs on request, email me at cory(at)coryseznec.com to discuss.

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Ain't Misbehavin (Fats Waller)
(Key of F, advanced) A guitar arrangement of Fats Waller's timeless classic.

Video here


Price: $3.99

Build Me A Weapon
(Key of E, Open E Tuning with slide) This is an original composition, a studio version of which has been released on my latest album Beauty In The Dirt.

Studio Version

Video


Price: $3.99
Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer
(Key of D, drop D tuning, advanced) My own modest version of this great number, influenced a bit by Joseph Spence and Ry Cooder, but probably simplified compared to their fantastic, virtuosic renditions!

Video here


Price: $2.99
Chop It Up (Seznec Bros)
(Key of Dm) An original composition, my brother Yann and I regularly perform this song and it is featured on the Seznec Bros 2011 album Jagged Land (Captain Pouch Records).

The album version is here

Video here


Price: $2.99
Cocaine Blues (Luke Jordan)
(Key of C, intermediate) By Luke Jordan, 1927; arranged by C. Seznec. I love Luke Jordan. His high-pitched croon and laid-back guitar style get me every time. Here’s a ragtime arrangement of one of his more popular tunes with lyrics, chord diagrams, and notes.

Video here


Price: $
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Corrina Corrina (Trad.)
(Key of A, Intermediate-Advanced) An arrangement of the old blues classic "Corinna Corinna" in a New Orleans rumba style.

Video here


Price: $2.99
East St Louis Blues (Cory's Arrangement)
(Key of E) A very different arrangement of the old Blind Willie McTell classic, with a chorus to boot.

Studio version

Video


Price: $2.50
East St Louis Blues (Blind Willie McTell)
(Key of E or Bb if played on low-tuned 12-string, Easy-Intermediate) This is a basic transcription of the 1933 rendition of Blind Willie McTell and Curley Weaver's great off-kilter rag.

Original recording here.


Price: $1.25
Friendless Blues (Big Bill Broonzy)
(Key of C, Intermediate-Advanced) This is as close to a note-for-note transcription as I could get of the great Big Bill Broonzy number "Friendless Blues", recorded in 1934 with pianist Bob "Black Bob" McCall.

Original recording here.


Price: $3.50
Ginkgo Leaf Rag (C. Seznec)
(Key of C, intermediate/advanced) This is an original composition inspired by the falling leaves of the ginkgo trees that decorated my street in Brooklyn, NY where I used to live.

Video here


Price: $3.50
Give Me Jesus (Trad.)
(Key of C, advanced) Traditional African-American Spiritual, arranged for the guitar by C. Seznec.

Video here transposed down a whole step to Bb, with subtle differences in the arrangement (I will try to post a new vid soon).


Price: $3.99
Gimme Dat Ol'-Time Religion
(Key of G, dropped D tuning, intermediate-advanced) This arrangement is based on the piano arrangement by J. Rosamond Johnson found in The Book of American Negro Spirituals, edited by James Weldon Johnson and published by The Viking Press in 1925.

Video here


Price: $2.99
Guitar Chop Suey (Louis Armstrong's Hot Five)
(Key of F, advanced) By Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five originally entitled "Cornet Chop Suey", arranged for the guitar by C. Seznec. This is one of my favorite Hot Five numbers.

Video here (a slightly older version of the arrangement).


Price: $3.99
He's In The Jailhouse Now (Blind Blake)
(Key of C, intermediate-advanced) This is my transcription of Blind Blake's classic rendition of "He's In The Jailhouse Now".

Listen to Blake's version here. Video coming soon (hopefully!)...


Price: $2.99
High Society (Snooks Eaglin)
(Key of C, advanced)This is my transcription/arrangement of Snooks Eaglin's masterful interpretation of the traditional jazz number "High Society".

Video here


Price: $3.99
I Love That Thing
(Key of E, open tuning, intermediate) As close to a note-for-note transcription of this great Bo Carter tune as I could get.

Listen to the song here


Price: $2.00
I Want You To Know (Bo Carter)
(Key of A, Intermediate) One of my favorite Bo Carter tunes, heavily influenced by Neil Harpe's playing.

Videos here:
Faster version
Slower Version


Price: $2.99
I'll See You In My Dreams (Isham Jones)
(Key of C, advanced) This here is my rendition of the old jazz classic composed by Isham Jones. Albeit inspired by Merle Travis, I make no attempts to sound just like Merle - this is more my own vulgarization of the tune than anything else!

I'll See You In My Dreams video here


Price: $3.99
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie (Billy Mayhew)
(Key of C, Advanced) This is my arrangement of the great melancholic jazz standard composed by Billy Mayhew in 1936.

Video here


Price: $3.50
Juliette Red Dress (Groanbox)
(Key of F, Intermediate-Advanced) This is a transcription of a song I wrote several years ago and recorded with accordion on the Groanbox album "Smokestack Trilogy".

Video here


Price: $3.50
Kind Hearted Woman Blues (Robert Johnson)
(Key of A, B, or Bb, Intermediate-Advanced) This is as close as I could get to a note-for-note transcription of the great Robert Johnson tune "Kind Hearted Woman Blues".

Listen to Robert Johnson's version here. Will try to get a video up at some point!


Price: $2.99
Long Tall Mama (Big Bill Broonzy)
(Key of C, Intermediate/Advanced) This is as respectful a tab arrangement as possible of the great Big Bill Broonzy number. What you get in the tab is as close as I could get to what you hear in his 1932 recording.

Video here


Price: $3.99
Lookin' For A Woman (Snooks Eaglin)
(Key of E, Advanced) This is my arrangement/rendition of Snooks Eaglin's great version of the classic tune "Looking For A Woman". It's an attempt to do a fingerstyle guitar version of the great New Orleans rumba piano sound.

Video here


Price: $3.99
Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)
(Key of A, advanced) By Scott Joplin, arranged for the guitar by C. Seznec. A bouncy, boogie-woogie/blues rendition of Joplin’s classic.

Video here


Price: $3.99
N.C. (Daniel Kachamba)
(D position, capo'd on 4th, 5th, or 6th fret, intermediate-advanced) This is an arrangement of the late great Daniel Kachamba's rumba-style composition "N.C.", which can be viewed on this film.
More information on Kachamba can be found here.

Video here


Price: $2.99
Oh Lord Search My Heart (Reverend Gary Davis)
(Key of G, Advanced) This is as close to a note-for-note transcription of the 1935 recording of Reverend Gary Davis' Oh Lord Search My Heart as I could get.

Listen to RGD's version here. Will try to get a video up at some point!


Price: $3.99
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (McHugh/Fields)
(Key of C, Advanced Intermediate) A guitar arrangement of the great jazz standard written in 1930 by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields.

Video here


Price: $3.99
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Thomas A. Dorsey)
(Key of G, advanced) Traditional Gospel number composed by the Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey in 1932, arranged for the guitar by C. Seznec.

Video here


Price: $3.99
Roll De Ol' Chariot Along (Trad.)
(Key of F, advanced) This is a guitar arrangement of an African-American spiritual (not the sea shanty!) found in the incredible music book "The Book of American Negro Spirituals," edited by James Weldon Johnson, musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson, copyright 1925, New York: Viking Press.

Video here


Price: $3.50
Rope Stretching Blues (Blind Blake)
(Key of Am/C, Intermediate-Advanced) As close as I my ears could get to a note-for-note transcription of this majestic Blind Blake number recorded in 1931!

Video here


Price: $3.50
Rumba on the Canal (C. Seznec)
(Key of G, capo 7th fret, advanced intermediate/advanced) This is an original I-IV-V ditty I put together based on central African rumba style guitar playing.

Video here


Price: $2.99
Somebody Stole My Gal (Leo Wood)
(Key of A, advanced) By Leo Wood, 1918; arranged for the guitar by C. Seznec. This is one of my favorite hot jazz tunes that I first learned off of Jim Kweskin, then Fats Waller, and subsequently a host of other greats.

Here is a video of an older version. I will try and get a higher fidelity version up in the near future...


Price: $3.99
This Train (Trad.)
(Key of E, intermediate-advanced) Traditional Gospel number, arranged for the guitar by C. Seznec.

Video here


Price: $2.99
Too Tight Rag (Blind Blake)
(Key of G, Intermediate) An arrangement of Blind Blake's great rag, influenced by guitarist Parrish Ellis.

Video here


Price: $3.50
Tryin' to Get Home (Reverend Gary Davis)
(Key of C, advanced) My rendition of the great Reverend Gary Davis piece.

Video here


Price: $3.99
Virgin Sturgeon (Trad/C. Seznec)
(Key of E, Advanced) This is a tune that my Grandfather used to sing on the accordion with a totally different melody. I think it's an English drinking song that he picked up in the Navy. I set it to a blues as I thought the lyrical content was straight up Hokum!

Video here
Price: $3.50

Who's Been Here (Bo Carter)
(Open G, Intermediate) This is a fairly close transcription of Bo Carter's great tune "Who's Been Here".

Video here


Price: $2.50

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  1. Hi Cory,
    I’ve been playing your TAB of Precious Lord. I have seen you do a very similar version where you sing the lyrics. (green shirt and beard)
    Is the TAB to the sung verses available?
    Thanks
    Brian

    1. Hi Brian
      Sorry, I don’t have a tab for this, but it’s pretty much just the 1st position chords I’m singing over with a little walk down (G / G7 / C G/B / Am / G / Em A7 / D7 / G / G7 / C G/B / Am / G / D7 / G C / G…)

      Hope that’s helpful.

      Cheers
      -C

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