Watch the Salty Dog online guitar lesson by Ben Wright from Bluegrass Banjo for Guitar Players

Salty Dog (or Salty Dog Blues) is another song from the early 1900's. I first heard it from Flatt and Scruggs. After you play along with this some, go listen to their version of it. It's a ridiculously catchy tune and often has made up verses that border on being crass and funny. You can find live recordings of the house band at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival playing this tune with Sam Bush pulling out the dirtier verses. Highly recommended.

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