A True Country & Western Classic, with a classic double stop fiddle solo played by Paul Warren.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” is a 1952 country song written by J. D. “Jay” Miller, and originally recorded by Kitty Wells. It was an answer song to the Hank Thompson hit “The Wild Side of Life.”
The song — which blamed unfaithful men for creating unfaithful women — became the first No. 1 Billboard country hit for a solo female artist. In addition to helping establish Wells as country music’s first major female star, “It Wasn’t God…” paved the way for other female artists, particularly Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette, and songs where women defied the typical stereotype of being submissive to men and putting up with their oft-infidel ways.
True double stops (playing two separate fingers on two different strings while bowing on both strings) are a more advanced technique for sure, so I also include an EZ Fiddle Solo version that is made of notes from the original fiddle solo, but follows the vocal melody a bit closer.
You will also see the chord symbols above the staff for further study, or in case you’d like to improvise your own solo to this song!
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