Greasy Coat

Water Tower Bucket Boys. Key of A. Crooked: AA, AA, A', BB, BB.

Key of A minor (with a G major chord). Fiddle cross tuning can work. Everyone seems to play it differently. There is a wandering tag part that I call A'. Sometimes it is its own short part between two A and two B. Sometimes it is the tag on A.

  • Old time fretless banjo and cello banjo
  • Bluegrass version [Utoob] at house party by Della Mae
  • Pretty good living room version [Utoob]
  • Old time jam, 400 times [Utoob] (key of A)
  • Old time banjo notes [Utoob]
  • Flat Mountain Girls [archive, click track 8]
  • Two master fiddlers plus singing, Laura Cortese Acoustic Project.


I don't drink and I don't smoke, I don't wear no greasy coat.I don't smoke and I don't drink and I don't like boys that stink.I don't kiss and I don't tell, all you sinners go to hell.I don't cheat and I don't lie, gonna go to heaven when I die.I don't brush my hair with gel, I don't ride a horse that smell.I don't spit and I don't chew, I don't mess with boys that do.I don't cuss and I don't snore, I'm going back to Arkansas.I don't care what he said, I won't drink that dog fish head.

Square: AA' , AA', BB ,BB. Key of G. Brian Scott.

Crooked: AA, AA, A', BB. Key of G. This is instructional video 2 of {1, 2, 3}.

Key of G. Jam at Augusta. They skip parts sometimes.