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Don’t Go Down Baby


Overview


Although Don’t Go Down Baby is part of the Petway's 'Descension Family' (his 11 out of 14 recordings which use a Texas-style bass-line and descending single-note pentatonic lines), here, listening to the original recording, you’ll hear just a slight different, with him doing some extra bassline work intro the song. Perhaps it shows more of how Petway would casually throw in small improvisations to his songs as he’d wait to dive right into a tune.

Workstation


Tuning
Standard — but each string detuned one half-step, so Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Capo Position

None

Song Lyrics

Although Don’t Go Down Baby is part of the Descension family, here, listening to the original recording (which is available in the Other Links tab), you’ll hear a slight different, with him doing some bassline work intro the song. Perhaps it shows more of how Petway would casually throw in small improvisations to his songs as he’d wait to dive right into a tune.

Song History


Year of Recording

28 March 1941

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Record Label

Bluebird B8756