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This is the full guitar lesson for Doc Watson’s version of Deep River Blues.
Deep River Blues was originally recorded in 1933 by The Delmore Brothers and was then titled ‘I’ve Got The Big River Blues’. Doc Watson really popularised the song with his version of it which can be found on his self-titled 1964 album.
Quite a tricky song to play at times but a great one nonetheless. The chords are pretty fast moving and there’s a lot of small nuances going on throughout the song.
I’d recommend watching a few covers of Deep River Blues before learning it yourself, that way you’ll really get a good feel for it and you’ll notice that pretty much everybody plays it slightly differently.
Let’s start learning this traditional country classic!