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.