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TUNING: C MINOR (IMPLIED) – A variation of the Open G tuning (GDG). To get this tuning, simply take an Open G cigar box guitar and raise the middle string to Eb.
The song, “Nine Days in Jail” is from R. L. Burnside’s album, My Black Name A-Ringin’.
For reference, we present the original song.
R. L. played the original version in the key of C#minor…or somewhere near that. (He probably didn’t use a tuner.) Shane Speal arranges the song for Cminor using a new tuning that is very similar to Open G: G Eb G.
This classic song by one of the greatest Country singer/songwriters has just been added to our tablature library for FREE download. This two-page tab includes lyrics, 3-string tablature and chords. Click the image above to download the printable PDF document.
Need some tips and tricks on how to use a slide with your next Cigar Box Guitar? Check out this video from Shane Speal explaining how he uses the partial slides with his guitars and shares some tips for getting the most out of them!