Watch the Cripple Creek online guitar lesson by Cathy Fink from Clawhammer Banjo: Beginner Module 1

Cripple Creek is one of the best known banjo tunes, also known as a fiddle tune and song. It is often played in the key of G or in the key of A with a capo on the 2nd fret-more on that later. If you look up lyrics on the internet, you'll find lots of versions.

Chorus: "Goin' up to Cripple Creek, Goin' on a run, Goin' up to Cripple Creek to have a little fun. Goin' up to Cripple Creek, Goin' in a whirl, goin up to Cripple Creek to see my girl.