Friday, November 22, 2013

Time in a Bottle

I love Jim Croce.  I love his rough and tumble ballads of violence, ego and vice ( a la 'Bad Leroy Brown' and 'Don't Mess Around with Jim') and I even love his soft, candlelit sentimental numbers ('Operator', I Got a Name').

Time in a Bottle is probably Jim's best known tune.  The original was recorded with two fingerpicked acoustic guitars (Jim and his sideman Maury Muehleisen) and can't really be improved upon.  I arranged it for solo banjo and really enjoy playing it.

Here is the video...

And here is the tablature...


  1. Very nice. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Love it! I've been practicing hard. Can you tell me how to strike those last two high notes like you do? I can't seem to figure it out.