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Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (song to play!)

 

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Acoustic Fingerpicking Step-by-Step, Level 1B

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In this lesson, you will learn to play the song, Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor. This will give you a chance to work with the syncopated fingerpicking pattern in a specific musical context.

See if you can play this song along with me. With some practice, you should be able to do it all on your own. Even if this particular song is not your favorite thing in the world, learning to play it all the way through, up to speed, with good clarity and steady rhythm, is a great way to develop your skills. You can then easily apply those skills to songs of your own choosing.

MAKE ME A PALLET ON YOUR FLOOR

(F) Make me a (F) pallet on your (C) floor (C)
(F) Make me a (F) pallet on your (C) floor (C)
(C) Make me a (E7)pallet (Am) soft and (F) low
When I'm (C) broken and I (G) got no where to (C) go (C)

Been hangin' around with good time friends of mine
Hangin' around with good time friends of mine
Oh, they treat me very nice and kind
When I've got a dollar and a dime

We're in blues everywhere I see
We're in blues everywhere I see
We're in blues, honey, everywhere I see
No one ever had the blues like me

Way I'm sleepin', my back and shoulders tired
Way I'm sleepin', my back and shoulders tired
Come tomorrow, I'll be satisfied
If I can catch that fast train and ride

So, make me down a pallet on your floor
Make me down a pallet on your floor
Make me down a pallet soft and low
Babe, I'm broken, I got no where to go

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