I wrote this song for all my bluegrass-playing buddies. So, naturally, I wrote it in the key of E — a really lousy bluegrass key. Songwriters can be real jerks sometimes.
Dennis and I play this song at nearly every show. It’s a great showcase for Dennis’ stellar guitar soloing, and people like to sing along.
Winfield cred: This good ol’ song was a showcase selection for Walnut Valley Festival’s NewSong Showcase, 2008.
Bonus audio, because it’s just so darned good: This song first appeared on Thundar the Boy Giant, featuring a stellar cast of notable characters: Kentucky White on mandolin and hotshot guitar, Richard Crowson on banjo, Dennis Hardin on guitar, the late, great Kelly Slack on harmonica and Sedgwick County district attorney Marc Bennett on bass.Two Flattop Guitars, from Thundar the Boy Giant
Bonus video, because you’re a clever one: We have some video of us playing this song onstage and off at the Walnut Valley Festival – or, as I call it, Winfield.
Two Flattop Guitars
© 1999 Bryan Masters B9 C9 B9 E E Two old boys and Two flattop guitars Got a screened-in porch B9 And a dog in the yard E With a bucket of chicken And a cooler of beer A And the hottest dang pickin' That you never did hear E Just two old boys and C9 B9 E Two flattop guitars A (Well) weekdays they don't seem to E Get along A Saturday and Sunday Have a little fun B9 Just two old boys and C9 B9 E Two flattop guitars Jack sits still and sings Holds the rhythm down tight Joe plays to set the moon on fire and, Lord, he just might Tonight he's hotter than a watch and pickin' up steam Stirrin' up the hills Coyotes screamin' at Two old boys and Two flattop guitars Now it’s Monday Joe and Jack Are back on the job One's a son of a gun and The other's a doggone slob So they work a little and they argue some 'Til Friday's gone, here's the weekend comin' It’s two old boys and two flattop guitars Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP