Pick The Wildwood Flower Chords And Strumming, Johnny Cash
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Pick The Wildwood Flower Chords And Strumming, Johnny Cash

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Did You Know? Pick The Wildwood Flower by Johnny Cash features his mother in law 'Mother' Maybelle Carter on guitar. Maybelle Carter was a country music legend. She had a music career over 50 years long and was the creator of the 'Carter Scratch'. This guitar style features in the Orange Pick version of the song where the melody is played on the bass strings of the guitar (E, A & D) while the chords continue on the treble strings (G, B & E).

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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White Pick Level

Pick The Wildflower Chords And Strumming, Johnny Cash

Django Chords:  

(capo fret 6 then fret 8)

Django D Chord

Django C Chord

Django G Chord

Django A Chord

Django Em Chord

and Django Bm: x20233

Strumming:

"Cash Bass*":

|B    D    B    D    |

Intro

"1 Strum":

|D                     |


Tempo: 200bpm

Key: With capo Db then D, without C

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Intro -

|A - - - |- - - - |G - - - |- - - - |

|C - - - |- - - - |D - - - |- - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |


Verse 1 -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|Bm - - - |Bm - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Those (G)cotton fields were (G)hot
And that (G)tractor never (G)was my kind of (C)livin' (C)
And (A)when I hit six(A)teen
I had my (A)size and I (A)hit the road to (D)freedom (D)

And I'm (Bm)glad I wasn't (Bm)there to see my (G)Momma
'Cause she (G)must've cried for (C)hours (C)
I still (G)hear her sayin' (G)to me
"Get (D)your guitar and (D)pick the Wildwood (G)Flower" (G)


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Instrumental 1 -

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |


Verse 2 -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|Bm - - - |Bm - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


Now (G)Memphis was (G)big
And it was (G)hard to find a (G)job and so I (C)didn't (C)
And it was (A)easier to (A)go back to the (A)country
And (A)it was more like (D)livin' (D)

Now, I've (Bm)been down every (Bm)road
And I've (G)stood on every (G)porch where they were (C)givin' (C)
And if they (G)had a dime or an (G)hour
(D) I would (D)pick the Wildwood (G)Flower (G)



Instrumental 2 -

 |G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

 |G - - - |

 (Capo moves to fret 8 from here)

 ​|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

 |G - - - |

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |G - - - |

 |G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

 |G - - - |

 

Verse 3 -

 |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 |C - - - |C - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

||Bm - - - |Bm - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 |C - - - |C - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 |D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - || x2


It's (G)hard to turn a(G)round
And (G)look back down the (G)roads that I have (C)traveled (C)
'Cause (A)like a never (A)endin' ball of (A)twine
My (A)dreams have come un(D)raveled (D)

Now as (Bm)evening lays its (Bm)shawl
Across the (G)shoulders of my (G)life, I (C)find (C)
I couldn't (G)tie my life together (G)
With (D)guitar strings and a (D)poet's heartfelt (G)mind (G)

And I'm (Bm)glad I wasn't (Bm)there to see my (G)Momma
'Cause she (G)must've cried for (C)hours (C)
I still (G)hear her sayin' (G)to me
"Get (D)your guitar and (D)pick the Wildwood (G)Flower" (G)


Instrumental 3 -

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |G - - - |

 |G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |

 |G - - - |

 

Final Chord Strum: G

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Yellow Pick Level

Pick The Wildwood Flower Chords And Strumming, Johnny Cash

​Open Chords:  

(capo fret 1 then fret 3)

Open C & Em

Open Gadd4: 320010 

Open Fmaj7 (F∆7): xx3210

Open D7: xx0212

and Open D7sus2: xx0210

Strumming:

"Cash Bass*":

|B    D    B    D    |

or

"Cash Bass":

|B    D  U  B    D  U  |


Intro:

|D    D    D    D U |

|  U  D    D U D    |


Tempo: 200bpm

Key: With capo Db then D, without C

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Intro -

|D7sus2 - - - |D7sus2 - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |Gadd4 - - - |Gadd4 - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |


Verse 1 -

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |

|D7 - - - |D7 - - - |Gadd4 - - - |Gadd4 - - |

|Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Gadd4 - - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - - |C - - - |


Those (C)cotton fields were (C)hot
And that (C)tractor never (C)was my kind of (F∆7)livin' (F∆7)
And (D7)when I hit six(D7)teen
I had my (D7)size and I (D7)hit the road to (Gadd4)freedom (Gadd4)

And I'm (Em)glad I wasn't (Em)there to see my (C)Momma
'Cause she (C)must've cried for (F∆7)hours (F∆7)
I still (C)hear her sayin' (C)to me
"Get (Gadd4)your guitar and (Gadd4)pick the Wildwood (C)Flower" (C)


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Instrumental 1 -

|C - - - |C - - - |Gadd4 - - - |C - - - |

|C - - - |

​​

Verse 2 -

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |

|D7 - - - |D7 - - - |Gadd4 - - - |Gadd4 - - |

|Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|Gadd4 - - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - - |C - - - |


Now (C)Memphis was (C)big
And it was (C)hard to find a (C)job and so I (F∆7)didn't (F∆7)
And it was (D7)easier to (D7)go back to the (D7)country
And (D7)it was more like (Gadd4)livin' (Gadd4)

Now, I've (Em)been down every (Em)road
And I've (C)stood on every (C)porch where they were (F∆7)givin' (F∆7)
And if they (C)had a dime or an (C)hour
(Gadd4) I would (Gadd4)pick the Wildwood (C)Flower (C)



Instrumental 2 -


​​|C - - - |C - - - |Gadd4 - - - |C - - - |

|C - - - |

(Capo moves to fret 3 from here)

|C - - - |C - - - |Gadd4 - - - |C - - - |

|C - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Gadd4 - - - |C - - - |

|C - - - |

 

Verse 3 -

 |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

 |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |

 |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |Gadd4 - - - |Gadd4 - - |

||Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

 |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

  |Gadd4 - - - |Gadd4 - - |C - - - |C - - - || x2


It's (C)hard to turn a(C)round
And (C)look back down the (C)roads that I have (F∆7)traveled (F∆7)
'Cause (D7)like a never (D7)endin' ball of (D7)twine
My (D7)dreams have come un(Gadd4)raveled (Gadd4)

Now as (Em)evening lays its (Em)shawl
Across the (C)shoulders of my (C)life, I (F∆7)find (F∆7)
I couldn't (C)tie my life together (C)
With (Gadd4)guitar strings and a (Gadd4)poet's heartfelt (C)mind (C)

And I'm (Em)glad I wasn't (Em)there to see my (C)Momma
'Cause she (C)must've cried for (F∆7)hours (F∆7)
I still (C)hear her sayin' (C)to me
"Get (Gadd4)your guitar and (Gadd4)pick the Wildwood (C)Flower" (C)


Instrumental 3 -

|C - - - |C - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |Gadd4 - - - |C - - - |

|C - - - |

 

Final Chord Strum: C

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Pick The Wildwood Flower Chords And Strumming, Johnny Cash - Full Version

​Open Chords:  

(capo fret 1 then fret 3)

Open C, G, Em & Dm

Open Fmaj7 (F∆7): xx3210

Open D7: xx0212


Tempo: 200bpm

Key: With capo Db then D, without C

Strumming:

"Cash Bass*":

|B    D    B    D    |

or

"Cash Bass":

|B    D  U  B    D  U  |


Intro:

|D    D    D    D U |

|  U  D    D U D    |

​​​

Intro -

|Dm - - - |Dm - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|C - - - |C - - - |


Verse 1 -

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |

|D7 - - - |D7 - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |C - - - |


Those (C)cotton fields were (C)hot
And that (C)tractor never (C)was my kind of (F∆7)livin' (F∆7)
And (D7)when I hit six(D7)teen
I had my (D7)size and I (D7)hit the road to (G)freedom (G)

And I'm (Em)glad I wasn't (Em)there to see my (C)Momma
'Cause she (C)must've cried for (F∆7)hours (F∆7)
I still (C)hear her sayin' (C)to me
"Get (G)your guitar and (G)pick the Wildwood (C)Flower" (C)


​​

Instrumental 1 -


​​

Verse 2 -

|C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |

|D7 - - - |D7 - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |C - - - |


Now (C)Memphis was (C)big
And it was (C)hard to find a (C)job and so I (F∆7)didn't (F∆7)
And it was (D7)easier to (D7)go back to the (D7)country
And (D7)it was more like (G)livin' (G)

Now, I've (Em)been down every (Em)road
And I've (C)stood on every (C)porch where they were (F∆7)givin' (F∆7)
And if they (C)had a dime or an (C)hour
(G) I would (G)pick the Wildwood (C)Flower (C)



Instrumental 2 -

(Capo moves to fret 3 from here)


 

Verse 3 -

 |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

 |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |

 |D7 - - - |D7 - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

||Em - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

 |F∆7 - - - |F∆7 - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |C - - - || x2


It's (C)hard to turn a(C)round
And (C)look back down the (C)roads that I have (F∆7)traveled (F∆7)
'Cause (D7)like a never (D7)endin' ball of (D7)twine
My (D7)dreams have come un(G)raveled (G)

Now as (Em)evening lays its (Em)shawl
Across the (C)shoulders of my (C)life, I (F∆7)find (F∆7)
I couldn't (C)tie my life together (C)
With (G)guitar strings and a (G)poet's heartfelt (C)mind (C)

And I'm (Em)glad I wasn't (Em)there to see my (C)Momma
'Cause she (C)must've cried for (F∆7)hours (F∆7)
I still (C)hear her sayin' (C)to me
"Get (G)your guitar and (G)pick the Wildwood (C)Flower" (C)


Instrumental 3 -


 

Final Chord Strum: C

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